Craig Walsh

Craig Walsh, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Co-Director of the Institute for Immunology and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Center
Office 3215 McGaugh Hall
Phone: (949) 824-8487

Dr. Walsh’s laboratory investigates the regulation of immune tolerance and homeostasis, and the impact of impaired immune tolerance in neuroinflammatory contexts, specifically in experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE) as a model for multiple sclerosis. Dr. Walsh is also examining the role of the adaptive immune system in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). He has extensive experience as a mentor for postdoctoral fellow (seven trained in his laboratory), PhD students (14 have completed their PhDs in our group), master’s students (12 have trained in his laboratory) and 53 undergraduate researchers. Several of his PhD students have been supported by the Immunology Training Grant since its inception, most recently Laura McIntyre, who graduated in 2020. Dr. Walsh has been a member of the Steering Committee for this training grant for 10 years (and was interim Director of the IFI in 2014-2015).

IFI Research Focus Area(s): Autoimmunity and Chronic Inflamation
autoimmunity, T cell function, neurodegeneration

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