Dept of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences,
Texas A&M University

C. Jane Welsh, Ph.D.

Originally from the UK, Dr. Welsh has a BSc degree in Microbiology followed by a PhD in Immunology from London University. Dr. Welsh’s lab in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, conducts research into the mechanisms by which viruses initiate autoimmune disease using the Theiler’s virus model of multiple sclerosis in mice.  Theiler’s virus is a natural pathogen of mice that has also been used as a model for epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, poliomyelitis and Parkinson’s disease. The Welsh lab is also currently involved in projects determining the factors involved in the pathogenesis of Theiler’s virus-induced epilepsy. The Theiler’s virus model is useful to investigate potential therapeutics for neurological diseases.

Every year the Welsh lab has an English tea with the Brazos Valley Multiple Sclerosis Patient’s Support Group and her students present their recent research and learn more about MS from their friends.  The interaction between scientists, doctors and other health care professionals that TBSI offers will greatly benefit developments into improved therapies for neurological diseases.

For more information on Dr. Welsh's experience and interests, please see her Curriculum Vitae here.


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