Project Description

Eunjoo Kang

I am a Ph.D. student in Neuroscience in Dr. Makoto Inoue’s lab. My research focuses on understanding how immune cells and neuron interaction in the brain impact the periphery under the disease condition and/or exposure to environmental triggers, especially endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). It is known that EDCs exacerbate the central nervous system (CNS) infection by altering immune function and properties in the periphery and brain. Thus, my research goal is to investigate the effect and mechanism of EDCs on the periphery and the brain via modulating immune function under unhealthy conditions, specifically Cryptococcal infection and Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) condition, which is an animal model of multiple sclerosis.