Dr Julia Rey-Nores 

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details:
Room A-015
Cardiff School of Health Sciences
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)
Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YB, UK

Tel: + 44 (0) 29 2041 6848
Fax: + 44 (0) 29 2041 6982
Email. jreynores@uwic.ac.uk

Present Appointments
Since 2004: Senior Lecturer (part-time 60%), Cardiff School of Health Sciences, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK.

Career details
2000-2003 Senior Research Fellow, University of Wales, College of Medicine, Section of Infection and Immunity, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

1996-1999 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Wales, College of Medicine, Section of Infection and Immunity, Cardiff, Wales,

1992-1995 PhD student, Institute of Virology and Immunoprophylaxis, Cell Biology Section, Mittelhausern, Bern, Switzerland

1987-1988 Laboratory Scientific Officer, Department of Virology, United Medical and Dental School of Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals, University of London, London, UK

1985-1987 Concurrence, The London Hospital Medical College, University of London, Department of Virology, London, UK

1975-1985 Clinical Immunologist followed by promotion to Group Leader (1980). Air Force Hospital, Central Laboratory, Clinical Immunology Section, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1975-1977 Junior Lecturer (part-time). Department of Analytical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

1975 Graduated as Biochemist (six-year degree course), School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1971-1975; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (part-time) Department of Analytical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1969-1971;Primary School Teacher, San Martin de Tours Primary School, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Academic Interests

o The response of the innate immune system to activation by pathogens.
o Modulation of the immune response by soluble CD14
o Pattern recognition receptors: Toll-like receptors

o Immunology and Virology at BSc and MSc levels
o Undergraduate Final Year Research Project Supervision
o MSc Research Project Supervision
o PhD students supervision

1. LeBouder E, Rey-Nores JE, Raby AC, Affolter M, Vidal K, Thornton CA, Labéta MO. (2006) Modulation of neonatal microbial recognition: TLR-mediated innate immune responses are specifically and differentially modulated by human milk .J Immunol. Mar 15;176 (6):3742-52.

2. LeBouder E, Rey-Nores JE, Rushmere NK, Grigorov M, Lawn SD, Affolter M, Griffin GE, Ferrara P, Schiffrin EJ, Morgan BP, Labéta MO. (2003) Soluble forms of Toll-like receptor (TLR)2 capable of modulating TLR2 signaling are present in human plasma and breast milk J Immunol. Dec 15;171(12):6680-9.

3. Harris CL, Vigar MA, Rey Nores JE, Horejsi V, Labeta MO, Morgan BP. (2001) The lipopolysaccharide co-receptor CD14 is present and functional in seminal plasma and expressed on spermatozoa. Immunology. Nov;104 (3):317-23.

4. Labéta MO, Vidal K, Rey-Nores JE, Arias M, Vita N, Morgan BP, Guillemot JC, Loyaux D, Ferrara P, Schmid D, Affolter M, Borysiewicz LK, Donnet-Hughes A, Schiffrin EJ. (2000) Innate recognition of bacteria in human milk is mediated by a milk-derived highly expressed pattern recognition receptor, soluble CD14 J Exp Med. May 15;191(10):1807-12.

5. Arias MA, Rey Nores JE, Vita N, Stelter F, Borysiewicz LK, Ferrara P, Labéta MO. (2000) Cutting edge: human B cell function is regulated by interaction with soluble CD14: opposite effects on IgG1 and IgE production. J Immunol. Apr 1;164 (7):3480-6.

6. Rey Nores JE, Bensussan A, Vita N, Stelter F, Arias MA, Jones M, Lefort S, Borysiewicz LK, Ferrara P, Labéta MO. (1999) Soluble CD14 acts as a negative regulator of human T cell activation and function. Eur J Immunol. Jan;29 (1):265-76.

7. Rey-Nores JE, McCullough KC. (1997) Rinderpest virus isolates of different virulence vary in their capacity to infect bovine monocytes and macrophages. J. Gen Virol. Aug;78 ( Pt 8):1875-84.

8. Rey-Nores JE, McCullough KC. (1996) Relative ability of different bovine leukocyte populations to support active replication of rinderpest virus. J. Virol. Jul;70(7):4419-26.

9. Rey-Nores JE, McCullough KC. (1995) Rinderpest virus infection of bovine peripheral blood monocytes. J Gen Virol. Nov;76 ( Pt 11):2779-91.