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Tajie H. Harris

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Neuroscience
Office location and address
409 Lane Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
BS, Bemidji State University
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship on behalf of Michael Antal Kovacs The role of meningeal lymphatic vasculature in regulating immunity and intracranial pressure during central nervous system infection
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
June 01, 2021 – May 30, 2025
Engineering a Biological Agent to Boost Brain Tumor Immunity
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Medical Research Acquisition Act
August 01, 2021 – July 31, 2024
Alarmin-mediated control of CNS infection
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
February 01, 2020 – November 30, 2023
Crosslinking conjugates to localize and activate NK cells in glioblastoma
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
April 15, 2019 – March 31, 2022
MD-NESC Harris RO1 T cell; Regulatory T cell responses in T. gondii infection of the brain
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
August 15, 2015 – November 30, 2020
MD-NEUR Novel DGKalpha Inhibitors and Immunotherapy for GBM and Melanoma Brain Metastasis
Source: U.S. NIH Cancer Institute
August 01, 2014 – July 31, 2020
Myeloid cell control of CNS infection
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
February 15, 2019 – January 31, 2020
NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Students in Neuroscience major are expected to participate in active research, supervised by a faculty research mentor. The course grade is based on 10 hours/week lab work toward achieving term goals that are determined individually at the beginning of the term. Students are expected to submit a Term Plan one month after the first day of classes and a Progress Report two weeks before the last day of classes.
NESC 3995: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
This course provides opportunities for first and second year students who have not yet declared a major to engage in supervised research activities.
NESC 7010: Foundations of Neuroimmunology
Credits: 2
This course will explore how reciprocal crosstalk between the central nervous system (CNS) and the immune system contributes to health and disease. Attention will be paid to highlight how immune responses contribute to neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimers disease, depression, anxiety, and autism.
NESC 8080: Neuroscience Graduate Student Seminar Series
Credits: 1
Students give forty-five minute presentations to their peers each week. Provides a chance for practice and improvement in giving lectures and an opportunity to receive advice from fellow trainees and attending faculty. Gives all members of the program updates on the progress and scientific interests of the students.
MICR 8204: Current Topics in Immunology
Credits: 2
The module will cover in depth selected contemporary topics in molecular and cellular immunology. Sessions are discussion-based and facilitated by faculty. Students will learn how to critically evaluate primary literature and to clearly present scientific information. Prerequisite: MICR 8200: Building Blocks of the Immune System and MICR 8203: Integration and Diversification of the Immune System or equivalent.permission.
MICR 9995: Research in Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Credits: 1–12
Research in microbiological related disciplines, e.g. cancer, immunology, bacteriology, virology, infectious diseases, cell signaling, nuclear transport, host-pathogen interactions, gene expression, etc.
NESC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
MICR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
NESC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, under the supervision of a dissertation director.