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Ashley S. Harms, PhD

Assistant Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, AL United States

Ashley S. Harms, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the department of neurology and the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics. As a dedicated neuroimmunologist, Dr. Harms studies the cellular and immunological mechanisms underlying the initiation and progression of alpha-synucleinopathy disorders. Using novel genetic and viral model approaches to study the role of immune cells subsets, her lab focuses on how the protein alpha-synuclein contributes to activation of microglia, infiltration of peripheral immune cells and subsequent activation of the immune response in Parkinson disease (PD) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).

Associated Grants

  • (Supplement) Exploring the Mechanisms by which Co-pathologies Drive Neuroinflammation and Progression in Parkinson’s Disease


  • Co-Pathologies Drive Neuroinflammation and Progression in PD


  • Adaptive Immunity in the Etiology and Progression of Parkinson’s Disease


  • Studying Monocyte Entry into the Brain in Alpha-synuclein-induced Parkinson's Disease (supplement)


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