Jillian H. Bradley, PhD
Magnolia Research Center, Office 202
Dr. Bradley completed her graduate thesis at Augusta University in Augusta, GA in 2015. Her thesis project was on the polarization of macrophages during helminth infection. She was co-author of five publications during this time.
Dr. Bradley came to VCOM in July 2015 as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, and has since become involved in multiple projects in the Magnolia Research Center. One of the projects are learning about the effects of Ebola virus proteins on non-infected immune cells. The lab is also exploring whether the different Ebola strains have different effects on immune cells, which might correlate with the discrepancy in mortality between the different strains. Her main Post-Doctoral project was exploring the effect of Ebola virus glycoprotein on macrophage differentiation, polarization, and function. This work has the potential to greatly affect vaccine design strategies, as well as potentially lead to a specific treatment for acutely infected patients. During this time, she published a first-author publication on how surviving in space can affect the immune function of cells.
She is currently also exploring the role of Facial Effleurage maneuvers, an Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, on acute rhinosinusitis. Her lab is looking into the immunological and microbial parameters and symptom resolution to see if Facial Effleurage can affect the symptom severity and/or duration.
|2015 - 2017||Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus||Post-Doctoral Research Fellow|
|2015||Augusta University||PhD - Biomedical Sciences|
|2010||Armstrong State University||BS - Biology|
Awards and Honors
- American Association of Immunologists, Trainee Abstract Award, 2014
- Graduate Research Day at GRU, Excellence in Research Award, 2014
- VCOM Research Recognition Day, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Biomedical Poster Presentation Awards, 2017
- VCOM Research Recognition Day, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Biomedical Oral Presentation Awards, 2017
- VCOM Research Recognition Day, 1st Place Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award, 2017
- Student's Choice, Professor of the Block, 2016
- Student’s Choice, Professor of the Block for Block 1, 2017
- VCOM Shout Out nominated award for publication, 2017
Current Professional Organizations
- Member, International Society of Infectious Disease
- Member, American Association of Immunologists
- Member, American Society of Microbiology