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Jimmy Yen

IU School of Medicine / Microbiology and Immunology

Expert Bio

Jimmy Yen is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at IU School of Medicine. His research focus is to develop anti-inflammatory therapies for the treatment of neuroinflammatory diseases, including ischemic stroke and multiple sclerosis (MS), and to dissect the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the protective effects of these treatments.

He is also the site director of the Host Defense course, and he teaches immunology, bacteriology and virology for the course.

His research is currently funded by NIH R01 and the Anna Yoder MS Fund.

Yen joined the IU School of Medicine in 2013 following his postdoctoral training in neuroimmunology at Temple University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Immunology from Rutgers University in 2007.

Areas of Expertise

Research in neuroinflammation using ischemic stroke and multiple sclerosis models, strong knowledge in immunology research and education.