Mark M. Davis, PhD, is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and the Director of the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is on the ME/CFS Advisory Board of the Stanford ME/CFS Initiative.
Education[edit | edit source]
- Ph.D., Caltech, Molecular Biology (1981)
- B.A., The Johns Hopkins University, Molecular Biology (1974)
ME/CFS research[edit | edit source]
Professor Mark Davis, along with Dr. Jose Montoya and many colleagues from several universities, are involved with the study of cytokines as a potential diagnostic biomarker of ME/CFS disease severity, as well as, differentiating between ME/CFS patients and sedentary controls.
Notable studies on ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
- 2017, Cytokine signature associated with disease severity in chronic fatigue syndrome patients(Full Text)
- 2018, Value of Circulating Cytokine Profiling During Submaximal Exercise Testing in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(Full Text)
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
- 12 Aug 2017, Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS - 2017: Speech title - Is CFS/ME an autoimmune disease?
Learn more[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Chronic fatigue syndrome research at Stanford - Stanford Medicine Spring 2016 - By: Kris Newby
- Moneghetti, Kegan J.; Skhiri, Mehdi; Contrepois, Kévin; Kobayashi, Yukari; Maecker, Holden T.; Davis, Mark M.; Snyder, Michael; Haddad, Francois; Montoya, Jose G. (2018), "Value of Circulating Cytokine Profiling During Submaximal Exercise Testing in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Scientific Reports, 8, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20941-w
- Montoya, Jose G.; Holmes, Tyson H.; Anderson, Jill N.; Maecker, Holden T.; Rosenberg-Hasson, Yael; Valencia, Ian J.; Chu, Lily; Younger, Jarred W.; Tato, Cristina M.; Davis, Mark M. (2017), "Cytokine signature associated with disease severity in chronic fatigue syndrome patients", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114 (34): E7150-E7158, doi:10.1073/pnas.1710519114
myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.