Thomas R. Jerrells, Ph.D.

Department Affiliations
Professor

Interests
Cell-Mediated Immunology, Immunopathology, Infectious Diseases, Immunotoxicology
Dr. Jerrells' research laboratory

Education and Training
B.S. University of Arizona, 1972
M.S. Washington State University, 1974
Ph.D. Washington State University, 1976

National Activities
National review committees
Center for Scientific Review, National Institute of Health. Aids, Clinical Studies, and Epidemiology (ACE), Study Section, July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008, Member National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Member of committee to review Center Grant Application and represent review committee on second level of review of all Center Grant applications. May 6-8 and August 2, 2007.
Biomedical Research Review Subcommittee (AA1) of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), NIH; July 1 2008-June 30, 2012.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH; Special Emphasis Panel; RFA-AA-09-006-Mechanism of Alcohol-Induced Organ Damage (RO1); July 13, 2009-July14,2009; Chairperson of the review panel.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH; Special Emphasis Panel; Alcohol abuse and HIV infections, Center Grant (P50) review. July 22, 2009-July 24, 2009.
Center for Scientific Review, National Institute of Health. Aids, Clinical Studies, and Epidemiology (ACE), Study Section, July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008, Member National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Member of committee to review Center Grant Application and represent review committee on second level of review of all Center Grant applications. May 6-8 and August 2, 2007.
Biomedical Research Review Subcommittee (AA1) of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), NIH; July 1 2008-June 30, 2012.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH; Special Emphasis Panel; RFA-AA-09-006-Mechanism of Alcohol-Induced Organ Damage (RO1); July 13, 2009-July14,2009; Chairperson of the review panel.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH; Special Emphasis Panel; Alcohol abuse and HIV infections, Center Grant (P50) review. July 22, 2009-July 24, 2009.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH; Special Emphasis Panel; Alcohol abuse and HIV infections, Center Grant (P50) review. July 27, 2009-July 29, 2009. Chairperson for review panel.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH; Special Emphasis Panel; Binge alcohol consumption and trauma, Center Grant (P50) review. July 6-8, 2010.
Editorial Boards:
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, July 1993-January 1999
Infection and Immunity, 1994-2000
Sci Mat, The Alcoholism and Drug Research Communications Center, February 1995-present
Alcohol, 2005-present
Virology: Research and Treatment, 2007-present
Editorships:
Editor-in-Chief, Alcohol, January 1999- 2005. Editor-in-Chief emeritus 2005-present
Associate Editor, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, July 1996-January 1999

Notable Publications
Jerrells, TR, Burrows, MP, Vidlak, D. Chronic Alcohol Consumption and Changes in Innate and Acquired Immune Responses to infectious agents. Proceedings International Conference on Biotech, neuromodulation and Infectious diseases. 2008 Dec.

Handke LD, Rogers KL, Olson ME, Somerville GA, Jerrells TR, Rupp ME, Dunman PM, Fey PD. Staphylococcus epidermidis saeR is an effector of anaerobic growth and a mediator of acute inflammation. Infection and Immunity 2008 Jan;76(1):141-52.

Cook RT, Schlueter AJ, Coleman RA, Tygrett L, Ballas ZK, Jerrells TR, Nashelsky MB, Ray NB, Haugen TH, Waldschmidt TJ. Thymocytes, pre-B cells and organ changes in a mouse model of chronic ethanol ingestion. Absence of subset-specific glucocoticoid-induced immune cell loss. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2007 Oct;31(10):1746-58.

Jerrells TR, Pavlik, JA, DeVasure, J, Vidlak, D, Costello, A, Strachota, JM, Wyatt, TA. Association of chronic alcohol consumption and increased susceptibility to and pathogenic effects of pulmonary infection with respiratory syncytial virus in mice. Alcohol, 2007 Aug;41(5):357-69.

Jerrells TR, Vidlak D, Strachota JM. Alcoholic pancreatitis: mechanisms of viral infections as cofactors in the development of acute and chronic pancreatitis and fibrosis. J Leukoc Biol. 2007 Feb;81(2):430-439.

Wu H, Cai P, Clemens DL, Jerrells TR, Ansari GA, Kaphalia BS. Metabolic basis of ethanol-induced cytotoxicity in recombinant HepG2 cells: role of nonoxidative metabolism. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2006 Oct 15;216(2):238-47.

Slager RE, Sisson JH, Pavlik JA, Johnson JK, Nicolarsen JR, Jerrells TR, Wyatt TA. Inhibition of protein kinase C epsilon causes ciliated bovine bronchial cell detachment. Exp Lung Res. 2006
Sep;32(8):349-62.

Brown LA, Cook RT, Jerrells TR, Kolls JK, Nagy LE, Szabo G, Wands JR, Kovacs EJ. Acute and chronic alcohol abuse modulate immunity. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Spe;30(9):1624-31.

Sosa L, Vidlak D, Strachota JM, Pavlik J, Jerrells TR, Rescue of in vivo FAS-induced apoptosis of hepatocytes by corticosteriods either associated with alcohol consumption by mice or provided exogenously. Int Immunopharmacol. 2005; (2):301-14.

Clemens DL, Jerrells TR, Ethanol consumption potentiates viral pancreatitis and may inhibit pancreas regeneration: preliminary findings. Alcohol. 2004 Jul; 183-9.

For a detailed list of publications, click here.

Thomas R. Jerrells, Ph.D.
Dr. Thomas R. Jerrells
Email Address
tjerrell@unmc.edu

Mailing Address
985900 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5900

Office Location
DRC2 7072

Laboratory Location
DRC2 7018

Phone Numbers
Office: 402-559-8304
Lab: 402-559-8305

Fax
402-559-5900

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