Professor Fleshner's research focuses on neural and immune
system interactions. Specifically she has been investigating
the effect of stress on these systems in physically active
and sedentary organisms. She has published nearly 70 papers
in a variety of scientific journals including Journal of Immunology,
Journal of Neuroscience, American Journal of Physiology and
Journal of Neuroimmunology. Her research is supported by the
National Institutes of Health. Dr. Fleshner was recently elected
to the scientific council of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research
Society, and was appointed to the program committee of the
International Society for Exercise Immunology. She currently
serves as an assistant editor for Exercise Science and Sport
Reviews and has served as a grant reviewer for the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institutes
of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Dr. Fleshner recently received the Motor Board HonorÈs Society
Sorensen, B*., Streib, J.E., Strand, M., Make, B., Giclas,
P.C., Fleshner, M., and Jones, J.F. Complement activation
in a model of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Journal of Allergy
& Clinical Immunology, 112 (2003) 397-403.
Greenwood, B.N*., Kennedy, S., Smith, T.P., Campeau, S., Day,
H.E.W., Fleshner, M. Voluntary freewheel running selectively
decreases the peripheral sympathetic stress response by modulating
activity of the central sympathetic circuit. Neuroscience,
120 (2003) 269-281.
Greenwood, B.N*., Foley, T.E., Day, H.E.W., Campisi, J., Hammock,
S.H., Campeau, S., Maier, S.F., Fleshner, M. Freewheel running
prevents learned helplessness / behavioral depression: Role
of dorsal raphe serotonergic neurons. Journal of Neuroscience,
23 (2003) 2889-2898.
Elphick, G.F*., Weisler-Frank, J., Greenwood, B.N., Campisi,
J., Fleshner, M. B-1 cell (CD5+CD11b+) numbers and nIgM levels
are elevated in physically active versus sedentary rats. Journal
of Applied Physiology, 95 (2003) 199-206.
Campisi, J*., Leem, T.H., Greenwood, B.N., Hansen, M.K., Moraska,
A., Fleshner, M. Habitual physical activity facilitates stress-induced
intracellular HSP72 induction in brain, peripheral and immune
tissues. American Journal of Physiology, 94 (2003) 43-52.
Elphick, G.F*., Greenwood, B.N., Campisi, J., Fleshner, M.
Increased serum nIgM in physically active rats: A potential
role for B-1 cells. Journal of Applied Physiology, 94 (2003)
Campisi, J*., Fleshner, M. The role of extracellular HSP72
in acute stress-induced potentiation of innate immunity in
physically active rats. Journal of Applied Physiology, 94