Focus of Work
My research interests are aimed to understand the mechanisms that lead to upper motor neuron degeneration in ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases. I am particularly interested in elucidating the mechanisms of innate and adaptive immune response that are involved in this process and also what is the link between brain injury and upper motor neuron diseases.
Education and Certification
- PhD: University of North Dakota, Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics (2008)
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303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611
Visit Javier Jara's Northwestern Scholars Profile to see the list of publications.