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Kellen Jones brings more than 20 years of administrative experience across diverse industries to her role as study coordinator and office manager. Kellen is responsible for many day-to-day functions of NVCBR including AR/AP, customer service, donor relations, event planning, graphic design, website maintenance, social media, and all others areas of administrative support.As the study coordinator, Kellen communicates with study participants and works directly with the principal investigator to ensure compliance with the protocol. Kellen worked with NVCBR on a volunteer basis beginning in 2006 and became a valued employee in 2010. Previous to NVCBR, Kellen worked for more than 15 years as an administrative services manager, first, for a civil engineering firm and, then, for a land management company. Kellen attended University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College. In her free time, Kellen enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and the outdoors.

Humoral Immunity Profiling of Subjects with MyalgicEncephalomyelitis Using a Random Peptide MicroarrayDifferentiates Cases from Controls with High Specificityand Sensitivity

Authors: Sahajpreet Singh, Phillip Stafford, Karen A. Schlauch, Richard R. Tillett, Martin Gollery, Stephen Albert Johnston, Svetlana F. Khaiboullina, Kenny L. De Meirleir, Shanti Rawat, Tatjana Mijatovic, Krishnamurthy Subramanian, András Palotás, Vincent C. Lombardi Link: http://bit.ly/2h55uXC Publication: Mol Neurobiol (DOI 10.1007/s12035-016-0334-0) Abstract Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a complex, heterogeneous illness of unknown etiology. The search for biomarkers that can delineate [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|NewsAndEvents, Publications|0 Comments

Partner with NVCBR on #GivingTuesday

You may have participated in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today is your chance to participate in #GivingTuesday.  This global day of giving reminds us to share our gifts with others in need during the holiday season. Join the #GivingTuesday movement by giving to Nevada Center for Biomedical Research (NVCBR) in support of local discovery [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Save the Date & Participate! November 29th is #GivingTuesday

Join us on November 29th for #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Following the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this day of generosity reminds us to share our gifts with others in need during the holiday season. We encourage you to participate in the #GivingTuesday movement by giving to Nevada [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

NVCBR Attends 12th International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference

We’re proud to announce that Nevada Center for Biomedical Research will be well represented at the 12th International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference: Emerging Science and Clinical Care in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, from October 27-30, 2016.  Dr. Vincent Lombardi, NVCBR Research Director, Dr. Kenny De Meirleir, NVCBR Medical Director, and Annette Whittemore, NVCBR CEO, will [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Failure of gut-associated pDCs to express membrane bound APRIL and BAFF prevents their ability to promote low-affinity IgA expression in ME/CFS

Authors: Vincent C Lombardi, Svetlana F Khaiboullina, Kenny L De Meirleir, Tanja Mijatovic, Jan Hulstaer Link: http://www.jimmunol.org/content/196/1_Supplement/137.4 Publication: The Journal of Immunology (2016) Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a heterogeneous illness characterized by a number of comorbid conditions; gastrointestinal (GI) dysregulation make up one subgroup of this disease. IgA is the most abundant antibody isotype found in mucosal secretions including [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

Dr. Lombardi Presents at the 2016 AAI Annual Meeting

Dr. Lombardi presented at the 2016 American Association of Immunologists annual meeting in Seattle, Washington.

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By | October 10th, 2016|NewsAndEvents|0 Comments

Transcriptional Analysis of Blood Lymphocytes and Skin Fibroblasts, Keratinocytes, and Endothelial Cells as a Potential Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Authors: Mukhamedyarov MA, Rizvanov AA, Yakupov EZ, Zefirov AL, Kiyasov AP, Reis HJ, Teixeira AL, Vieira LB, Lima LM, Salafutdinov II, Petukhova EO, Khaiboullina SF, Schlauch KA, Lombardi VC, Palotás A. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27589530 Publication: J Alzheimers Dis. 2016 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print] Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating and progressive form of dementia [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

Hantavirus Infection Suppresses Thrombospondin-1 Expression in Cultured Endothelial Cells in a Strain-Specific Manner.

Authors: Khaiboullina SF, Morzunov SP, St Jeor SC, Rizvanov AA, Lombardi VC. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27486439 Publication: Front Microbiol. 2016 Jul 19;7:1077. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01077. eCollection 2016. Hantavirus infection is associated with two frequently fatal diseases in humans: Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). The pathogenesis of hantavirus infection is complex and not fully [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments