• Welcome to the Tansey Lab

Malú G. Tansey, Ph.D.

Professor of Physiology
Director of Center for Neurodysfunction and Inflammation (CNI)
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern, 1992
Department of Physiology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA 30322


About our Research

The general interests of my laboratory include investigating the role and regulation of neuroinflammatory and immune system responses in modulating the gene-environment interactions that determine risk for development and progression of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease. 

We employ molecular, cellular, biochemical, pharmacological, immunohistological, fixed and live-cell high-content imaging, and behavioral assays to address important mechanistic questions with the long-term goal of developing novel therapeutics for the prevention and/or treatment of chronic neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases characterized by chronic neuroinflammation. 

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Recent Publications

The gut microbiome and neuroinflammation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Emerging clinical evidence. Houser M, Tansey MG, Glass JD, Hertzberg VS. Fournier CN, Neurobiol Dis. 2018 Oct 12. pii: S0969-9961(18)30687-9. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2018.10.007. [Epub ahead of print] Review. No abstract available. PMID: 30321601.

α-Synuclein and Noradrenergic Modulation of Immune Cells in Parkinson's Disease Pathogenesis. Butkovich LM, Houser MC, Tansey MGFront Neurosci. 2018 Sep 11;12:626. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00626. eCollection 2018. Review. PMID:30258347.

Challenges in Passive Immunization Strategies to Treat Parkinson Disease. Manfredsson FP, Tansey MG, Golde TE. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Oct 1;75(10):1180-1181. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.0346. No abstract available. PMID: 29913004.

What does plasma CRP tell us about peripheral and central inflammation in depression? Felger JC, Haroon E, Patel TA, Goldsmith DR, Wommack EC, Woolwine BJ, Le NA, Feinberg R, Tansey MG, Miller AH.  Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 12. doi: 10.1038/s41380-018-0096-3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:29895893.

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