Javier Ochoa-Repáraz

Associate Professor at Eastern Washington University

Javier Ochoa-Repáraz research is focused on host-microbial gut interactions and the mechanisms of immunomodulation associated with protection against CNS inflammatory demyelination, with a particular focus on the impact of gut microbes regulating diseases.

Javier obtained his Bachelor’s in Sciences and Ph.D in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. He received postdoctoral training at Montana State University and at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Javier have industry experience as a senior scientist with a focus on neuroimmunology and drug development.


The gut microbiome as a therapeutic venue for inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (CNS)

  • Understanding the reciprocal associations that occur between the gut microbiota and the host in the context of CNS disease
  • Can we design probiotics that reverse specific disease mediators?