Janelle Ayres

Associate Professor

Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair

Janelle S. Ayres
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Salk promotes two dynamic scientists who study the microbiome and neurobiology

LA JOLLA—Two Salk Institute faculty members have been promoted based on their innovative and notable contributions to biological research.

Janelle Ayres and Axel Nimmerjahn were each promoted to the rank of …


Feed a cold, starve a fever? Not so fast, according to Salk research

LA JOLLA—The last time you had a stomach bug, you probably didn’t feel much like eating. This loss of appetite is part of your body’s normal response to an illness …


Genetic switch turned on during fasting helps stop inflammation

LA JOLLA—A molecular pathway that is activated in the brain during fasting helps halt the spread of intestinal bacteria into the bloodstream, according to a new study by a team …


‘Superhero’ microbiome bacteria protect against deadly symptoms during infection

LA JOLLA–As concerns over deadly antibiotic-resistant strains of ‘superbug’ bacteria grow, scientists at the Salk Institute are offering a possible solution to the problem: ‘superhero’ bacteria that live in the …


Janelle Ayres receives Young Faculty Award from DARPA

LA JOLLA–Salk Institute scientist Janelle Ayres has received an award of $500,000 over two years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further her research on bolstering a …


Salk microflora researcher Janelle Ayres named Searle Scholar

LA JOLLA—Janelle Ayres, assistant professor at Salk Institute’s Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, has received the prestigious Searle Scholar award, which each year is given to only …


Education

BA, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley


Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Young Faculty Award from DARPA
  • 2014 Searle Scholar
  • 2010-2013 National Institute of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • 2008 The Professor Sidney Raffel Award
  • 2004 - 2007 National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship
  • 2002 I.L. Chaikoff Memorial Award