Janis T. Eells, PhD

Dr. Eells is Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She is widely recognized as an expert in neurotoxicology and the mechanisms of retinal and optic nerve toxicity, and has served as an advisor and consultant to pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and the World Health Organization. She has in-depth knowledge of physiology, pharmacology, neurobiology and toxicology with particular expertise in ocular toxicology. Her research focuses on the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and reactive oxygen species in retinal and optic nerve disease processes. Her laboratory has been involved in the development and evaluation of new technologies for the analysis and investigation of ion channel physiology, mitochondrial bioenergetics, retinal cell metabolism and photoreceptor function.

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Spectrally resolved infrared microscopy and chemometric tools to reveal the interaction between blue light (470nm) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

J Photochem Photobiol B. 2016 Dec 23;167:150-157

Authors: Bumah VV, Aboualizadeh E, Masson-Meyers DS, Eells JT, Enwemeka CS, Hirschmugl CJ

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Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation in Retinal Injury and Disease.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;854:437-41

Authors: Eells JT, Gopalakrishnan S, Valter K


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Long time remodeling during retinal degeneration evaluated by optical coherence tomography, immunocytochemistry and fundus autofluorescence.

Exp Eye Res. 2015 Oct 29;

Authors: Pinilla I, Fernández-Sánchez L, Segura FJ, Sánchez-Cano AI, Tamarit JM, Fuentes-Broto L, Eells JT, Lax P, Cuenca N


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Low-intensity far-red light inhibits early lesions that contribute to diabetic retinopathy: in vivo and in vitro.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Apr 4;

Authors: Tang J, Du Y, Lee CA, Talahalli R, Eells JT, Kern TS

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Photobiomodulation Induced by 670 nm Light Ameliorates MOG35-55 Induced EAE in Female C57BL/6 Mice: A Role for Remediation of Nitrosative Stress.

PLoS One. 2013;8(6):e67358

Authors: Muili KA, Gopalakrishnan S, Eells JT, Lyons JA


Therapeutic effect of near infrared (NIR) light on Parkinson's disease models.

Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2012;4:818-23

Authors: Quirk BJ, Desmet KD, Henry M, Buchmann E, Wong-Riley M, Eells JT, Whelan HT

Amelioration of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis in C57BL/6 Mice by Photobiomodulation Induced by 670 nm Light.

PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e30655

Authors: Muili KA, Gopalakrishnan S, Meyer SL, Eells JT, Lyons JA

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Inhibitory effects of 405 nm irradiation on Chlamydia trachomatis growth and characterization of the ensuing inflammatory response in HeLa cells.

BMC Microbiol. 2012;12:176

Authors: Wasson CJ, Zourelias JL, Aardsma NA, Eells JT, Ganger MT, Schober JM, Skwor TA


Effects of low-level light therapy on streptozotocin-induced diabetic kidney.

J Photochem Photobiol B. 2010 May 3;99(2):105-10

Authors: Lim J, Sanders RA, Snyder AC, Eells JT, Henshel DS, Watkins JB