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Robert W. Keane, Ph.D.

General Information

Robert W. Keane, Ph.D.

Contact

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Languages

  • English
  • English

Roles

  • Professor
  • Professor of Physiology and Biophysics

Education

PhD, MS, BA
University of California, Davis

Publications

Biography

Regulation of Innate Immunity after CNS Trauma

Innate immunity is the first line of defense against pathogens and host-derived signals of cellular stress.  My research focuses on investigating mechanisms that direct normal innate immunity and its dysregulation in central nervous system injury and disease, including (1) agonists and activation mechanisms of inflammasomes, (2) regulatory mechanisms that potentiate or limit inflammasome activation after injury, and (3) emerging links between innate immunity and Alzheimer’s disease.