IONA

Teresa D'Aversa, PhD

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Phone: (914) 633-2488
Fax: (914) 633-2240
E-mail: tdaversa@iona.edu

BS, Sienna College, 1996
MS, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2002

Dr. Teresa D'Aversa's work focuses primarily on the expression and regulation of chemokines in response to various stimuli, as well as their expression in central nervous system inflammation, specifically in multiple sclerosis. She is studying the role of free myelin within the CNS by treating various types of brain cells and assaying for specific cytokines and chemokines seen in patients with MS. She is also studying the signaling pathways of genes relevant in MS in response to myelin, as well as the effect of free myelin on the components of the blood-brain barrier.