Vincent Lombardi

Vincent Lombardi

Vincent C. Lombardi

Associate Professor
Innate immunity and its contribution to the gut-brain axis in neuroimmune disease

Summary

Professional Biography

  • 2018 - present: Assoc. Prof. Research, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2011 - 2018: Director of Research, Nevada Center for Biomedical Research, Reno
  • 2006 - 2019: Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Pathology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2011 - 2019: Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2014 - 2016: Investigator, VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System, Reno NV
  • 2007 - 2011: Postdoctoral Researcher, Nevada Center for Biomedical Research, Reno
  • 2004 - 2006: Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Redlabs, USA, Reno

Courses Taught

  • MICR 453/653
  • BIOL 453/653 Fall 2019

Research Interests

Currently in our laboratory, have are working on the following projects:

  1. Understanding the contributions of secretory IgA to the composition of the gut microbiota in Alzheimer’s disease and myalgic encephalomyelitis.
  2. Evaluating the Janus kinase (JAK) activation profile in lymphocyte populations of subjects with myalgic encephalomyelitis.
  3. Investigating the role of Aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonists in neuroimmune disease.
  4. Inhibition of GI-associated plasmacytoid dendritic cells and their production of endogenous retroviral proteins.

Current Lab Members

  • Shanti Rawat
  • Krishnamurthy Subramanian
  • Katie Leung

Education

  • 2001 - 2007: Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1990 - 1995: B.A., Science, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV