Associate Director, E.M. Papper Laboratory of Clinical Immunology
Assistant Professor, K. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Kristina Aenlle diverse research background has taken her from the brain to the stem cell niche of the bone, always with the focus of the endocrine system signaling and aging. Her research goal is to improve and promote healthy aging by understanding the molecular changes that are occurring during aging. Alongside Drs. Klimas and Fltecher, she examines the molecular mechanism of HPA/HPG axis disruption in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and Gulf War illness (GWI).
Dr. Aenlle's training in endocrinology, neuroscience, aging, and biochemistry provides a strong backbone upon which she can explore the molecular and endocrine disruptions underlying ME/CFS and GWI. Her expertise contributes to the growing field of these complex, neuroinflammatory illnesses, while focusing on aging. Dr. Aenlle's long term goal is to develop a safe and efficient treatment to reboot the HPA/HPG axis and provide support during the aging process in ME/CFS and GWI.