Janelle Ayres

Associate Professor

Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair

Janelle S. Ayres
Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Videos

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

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 but is not well understood. Sometimes eating less during illness promotes a faster recovery, but other times—such as when cancer patients experience wasting—the loss of appetite can be deadly.


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