Faculty & Staff

Judy Brown

  • Assistant Professor, Biology
  • School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • B.S., University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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Judy is from Buffalo, NY. In hopes of warmer climates, she attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville where she received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. She fell in love with the hands-on nature of laboratory work as a student researcher and decided to continue her education in the field of Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University. In graduate school, Judy worked to understand how environmental factors such as viral infections lead to the onset of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, specifically focusing on celiac disease. This project brought together her interests at the interface of virology and immunology and helped advance knowledge about the pathogenesis of this disease. Judy looks forward to continuing this research with students at Trevecca and plans to identify which viral strains are circulating in the Nashville area that may influence the onset of celiac disease locally.

1.    Dallari, S., Heaney, T., Rosas-Villegas, A., Neil, J.A., Wong, S.Y., Brown, J.J., Urbanek, K., Dermody, T.S., Caldwell, K. (2021). Immune profiling defines range of host responses to viral exposure of the gut. Cell, Host, and Microbe. Manuscript accepted.

2.    Brown, J.J., Jabri, B., Dermody, T.S. (2018). A Viral Trigger for Celiac Disease. PLoS Pathogens. 14(9): e1007181. PMID 30235320.

3.    Brown, J.J., Short, S.P., Stencel-Baerenwald, J.E., Urbanek, K., Pruijssers, A.J., McAllister N., Ikizler, M., Taylor, G.M., Aravamudhan P., Khomandiak, S., Jabri, B., Williams, C.S., Dermody, T.S. (2018). Virus-induced apoptosis in the intestine limits establishment of enteric infection. Journal of Virology. 92(10). PMID: 29514905 Selected for journal cover.

4.    Wu, A.G.*, Pruijssers, A.J.*, Brown, J.J., Stencel-Baerenwald, J.E., Sutherland, D.M., Iskarpatyoti, J.A., Dermody, T.S. (2018). Age-dependent susceptibility to reovirus encephalitis in mice is influenced by maturation of innate immune responses. Pediatric Research. PMID: 29364865

5.    Bouziat, R.*, Hinterleitner, R.*, Brown, J.J.*, Stencel-Baerenwald, J.E., Ikizler, M., Mayassi, T., Meisel, M., Kim, S.M., Discepolo, V., Pruijssers, A.J., Ernest, J.D., Iskarpatyoti, J.A., Costes, L.M.M., Lawrence, I., Palanski, B.A., Varma, M., Zurenski, M.A., Khomandiak, S., McAllister, N., Aravamudhan, P., Boehme, K.W., Hu, F., Samsom, J.N., Reinecker, H.C., Kupfer, S.S., Guandalini, S., Semrad, C., Abadie, V., Khosla, C., Barreiro, L.B., Xavier, R.J., Ng, A., Dermody, T.S., Jabri, B. (2017). Reovirus infection triggers inflammatory responses to dietary antigens and development of celiac disease. Science. 356(6333):44-50. PMID: 28386004

6.    Baldridge, M.T.*, Lee, S.*, Brown, J.J., McAllister, N., Urbanek, K., Dermody, T.S., Nice, T.J., Virgin, H.W. (2017). Expression of Ifnlr1 on intestinal epithelial cells is required for the antiviral effects of IFN-lambda against norovirus and reovirus. Journal of Virology. 91(7). PMID: 28077655

7.    Aamodt, K.I., Aramandla, R., Brown, J.J., Fiaschi-Taesch, N., Wang, P., Stewart, A., Brissova, M., Powers, A. (2016). Development of a reliable, automated screening system to identify small molecules and biologics that promote Œ≤ cell regeneration. American Journal of Pathology - Endocrinology and Metabolism. 311(5):E859-E868. PMID: 27624103

8.    Suzuki, T., Brown, J.J., Swift, L.L. (2016). Identification of a novel transcript and regulatory mechanism for microsomal triglyceride transfer protein. PLoS One. 11(1):e0147252. PMID: 26771188

9.    Doyle, J.D., Stencel-Baerenwald, J.E., Copeland, C.A., Rhoads, J.P., Brown, J.J., Boyd, K.L., Atkinson, J.B., Dermody, T.S. (2015). Diminished reovirus capsid stability alters disease pathogenesis and littermate transmission. PLoS Pathogens. 11(3):e1004693. PMID: 25738608

10.    Venkataramanan, K.P., Kurniawan, Y., Boatman, J.J., Haynes, C.H., Taconi, K.A., Martin, L., Bothun, G.D., and Scholz, C. (2014). Homeoviscous response of Clostridium pasteurianum to butanol toxicity during glycerol fermentation. Journal of Biotechnology. 179:8-14. PMID: 24637368 

11.    Venkataramanan, K.P., Boatman, J.J., Scholz, C., Taconi, K.A., Kurniawan, Y., and Bothun, G.D. (2012). Impact of the impurities in biodiesel-derived crude glycerol on its fermentation by clostridium pasteurianum ATCC 6013. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 93(3):1325-35. PMID: 22202963