Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 Controllable and uncontrollable stress differentially impact pathogenicity and survival in a mouse model of viral encephalitisJournal of Neuroimmunology. 130-141.
2017 Early gene activation initiates neuroinflammation prior to VSV neuroinvasion: Impact on antiviral responses and sleep.Journal of Neuroimmunology. 31-42.
2014 Vesicular stomatitis virus encephalitis: Role of peripheral immune response in microglia activationJ Neuroimmunol. 50-60.
2010 Distinct macrophage subpopulations regulate viral encephalitis but not viral clearance in the CNS.J Neuroimmunol. 81-92.
2009 Peripheral dendritic cells are essential for both the innate and adaptive antiviral immune responses in the central nervous system.Virology. 117-126.
2008 Comparison of the lateral tail vein and the retro-orbital venous sinus as routes of intravenous drug delivery in a transgenic mouse model.Lab Anim (NY). 26-32.
2006 Evaluation of immunological paradigms in a virus model: are dendritic cells critical for antiviral immunity and viral clearance?Journal of Immunology. 192-500.
2005 Impact of macrophage and dendritic cell subset elimination on antiviral immunity, viral clearance and production of type 1 interferon.Virology. 177-189.
2004 Single live cell imaging of chromosomes in chloramphenicol-induced filamentous Pseudomonas aeruginosaBiochemistry. 175-182.
2003 Single live cell imaging of chromosomes in chloramphenicol-induced filamentous Pseudomonas aeruginosa.Biochemistry. 175-182.


Year Title
2013 Evaluating CosmeceuticalsCosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Practice. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, LTD.

Conference Papers

Year Title
2005 Study of cytotoxicity of nanomaterials in single living cells.  U248-U248.

Research Overview

  • Neuroimmunology, T cell biology, dendritic cell biology, encephalitis
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, Eastern Virginia Medical School/Old Dominion University 2010
  • B.A. in Foreign Languages - Spanish, Radford University 2001
  • B.S. in Biology, Radford University 2001
  • Full Name

  • Christina Steel