Ning Quan, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Dentistry Oral Biology Section; Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
223 Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
460 Medical Center Drive
Areas of Expertise
- Stress and Neuroimmunology
- PhD: University of Tennessee
- Postdoctoral Training: The National Institute of Mental Health
Current Research Description
We investigate the mechanisms by which chronic peripheral inflammation/infection triggers the degeneration of the central nervous system and how various different types of psychosocial stress alter the susceptibility to peripheral infection. The expression and regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines is a key focus of our research.