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Improving Care

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology

There’s a fine line between helpful and harmful inflammation. WVU researchers are investigating how inflammation spreads throughout the brain and what makes it protective—or perilous.

A head shot photo of Jennifer Franko.

Jennifer Franko

Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology

“At WVU, there is a lot of collaboration and partnership between the different fields of studies. A unique feature of our department is how well trained our students are due to the intense hands-on training they receive.”