James Knopp

I am a 4th-year Neuroscience Major currently working on a Distinguished Majors thesis. After contracting Lyme Disease many years ago, I became deeply interested in adaptive and conformational neuroimmunological diseases and their effects on physiology and behavior. I began in the Kipnis Lab working on a project with Tony Filiano involving the use of bone-marrow transplantation to reconstitute chronically depleted microglia with brain-engrafting macrophages. I am now actively working with Antoine Louveau to decipher the spatial and temporal control of meningeal lymphocytes residency in the meningeal compartment and its possible imbalance under neurological disorders.