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2022 Charles D. Kelman, MD Postdoctoral Scholar

: The choroidal adaptive immune system is vital in the pathogenesis of retinal inflammation

James Walsh, MD, PhD, specializing in ophthalmology and uveitis, is a clinician-scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is currently working on a project with the potential to be transformative in the understanding of ocular autoimmunity. Despite being extremely productive in the lab of Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, Dr. Walsh is also an attending in the ophthalmology department and an active surgeon. Research interests include mechanisms of immune cell activation in uveitis and immune trafficking in uveitis.
Dr. Walsh earned his MD/PhD in Medicine/Neuroscience from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, where he finished an Internship in Internal Medicine. A Residency at University of California, San Diego, California in Ophthalmology followed after which he completed a Fellowship in Uveitis at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He has first author publications in the Journal of clinical Investigation and the Journal of Immunology.