Faculty Summaries
Glenn F Rall, PhD
Glenn F. Rall, PhD
  • Associate Academic Officer
  • Director, Postdoctoral Program
  • Co-Leader, Blood Cell Development and Function
Office Phone: 215-728-3617
Lab Phone: 215-728-3677
Fax: 215-728-2412
Office: R493

Viral Infection, Immunity, and Disease in the Brain

  • Elucidating how neurotropic viruses spread to, and across, synaptic junctions
  • Defining principles that govern unique aspects of the  host immune response within the brain
  • Developing mouse models to study immunity to multiple pathogenic encounters
  • Evaluating long-term neuropathological consequences of viral infections
Description of research projects
Selected Publications
  1. O'Donnell LA, Rall GF. "Blue moon neurovirology: the merits of studying rare CNS diseases of viral origin" J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2010 Sep;5(3):443-55. PubMed
  2. Matullo CM, O'Regan KJ, Hensley H, Curtis M, Rall GF. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus-induced mortality in mice is triggered by edema and brain herniation. J Virol. 2010 Jan;84(1):312-20. PubMed
  3. Young VA, Rall GF. Making it to the synapse: measles virus spread in and among neurons. Curr Topics Microbiol Immunol. 2008;330:3-30. PubMed
  4. Rose RW, Skipworth JD, Nicolas E, Rall GF. Altered levels of STAT1 and STAT3 influence the neuronal response to interferon gamma. J Neuroimmunol. 2007;192:145-156. PubMed
  5. Makhortova N, Askovich P, Patterson CE, Gechman LA, Gerard NP, Rall GF. Neurokinin-1 enables measles virus trans-synaptic spread in neurons. Virology. 2007;362:235-244. PubMed
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