Jasmin Herz, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis

Jasmin Herz, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis in the Department of Pathology & Immunology. The crosstalk between cells of the central nervous system and immune system is very complex and contributes to patterns of everyday life. Dr. Herz’s research focuses on how an immune response can be detrimental or beneficial for the brain and spinal cord during viral infections, neurodegeneration, and aging. Investigating how T cells and their derived cytokines, as well as peripheral inflammation, affect neuronal function and basic behaviors has become a major focus. Overall, Dr. Herz’s research crosses the disciplines of immunology, virology, and neuroscience and circles around the idea that neither system is self-regulated and they all function in alliance.

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Twitter: @JasminHerz1, @BIG_CenterWashU, @WUSTLmed

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Chen, X., Firulyova, M., Manis, M., Herz, J., Smirnov, I., Aladyeva, E., Wang, C., Bao, X., Finn, M. B., Hu, H., Shchukina, I., Kim, M. W., Yuede, C. M., Kipnis, J., Artyomov, M. N., Ulrich, J. D., & Holtzman, D. M. Microglia-mediated T cell infiltration drives neurodegeneration in tauopathy, Nature, March 8, 2023, Read More

Gonuguntla, S., & Herz, J. Unraveling the lymphatic system in the spinal cord meninges: a critical element in protecting the central nervous system, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, November 20, 2023, Read More

Da Mesquita, S., Papadopoulos, Z., Dykstra, T., Brase, L., Farias, F. G., Wall, M., Jiang, H., Kodira, C. D., de Lima, K. A., Herz, J., Louveau, A., Goldman, D. H., Salvador, A. F., Onengut-Gumuscu, S., Farber, E., Dabhi, N., Kennedy, T., Milam, M. G., Baker, W., Smirnov, I., Rich, S. S., Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network, Benitez, B. A., Karch, C. M., Perrin, R. J., Farlow, M., Chhatwal, J. P., Holtzman, D. M., Cruchaga, C., Harari, O., & Kipnis, J. Meningeal lymphatics affect microglia responses and anti-Aβ immunotherapy, Nature, April 28, 2021, Read More