Teresa D'Aversa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Teresa D'Aversa teaches courses in anatomy and physiology, neurobiology, and developmental biology. Her research 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.