Jennifer Bermick

Associate Professor
Pediatrics/Iowa Inflammation Program

Neonatal immunology and immune system development

The Bermick laboratory is interested in how the neonatal immune system develops under normal conditions and after early life inflammatory exposures. Current projects include:
- Longitudinal cytokine/chemokine profiling of serum and stool from premature infants from birth through NICU discharge
- Longitudinal assessment of monocyte function in premature infants from birth through NICU discharge
- Determining how type 1 interferons regulate developmental stage-specific H3K4me3 placement in human monocytes and murine macrophages
- Targeting iron to improve outcomes in a murine model of neonatal Escherichia coli sepsis
- Understanding the impact of a murine model of chorioamnionitis on offspring immune function throughout the lifespan
- Understanding how probiotic supplementation during murine pregnancy and lactation influences offspring immune function

Research areas
  • Hematopoiesis and immune system development
  • Innate immunity
  • Adaptive immunity
  • Gene expression and regulation
  • Immune cell activation and interactions
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • T cell Biology
  • Macrophages
  • Cytokines/Chemokines
  • Sepsis
  • Neonatal immunity
  • Human immunology
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