Welcome to Pitt Lab
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. MS has a prominent neurodegenerative component that is most visible in the progressive phases of the disease and is not amenable to immunomodulatory treatments. We use a translational approach to understand mechanisms leading to neurodegeneration in MS.
Current projects are:
- Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in MS cortex
- Iron-sensitive phase/QSM imaging in multiple sclerosis patients
- Patient-specific neuronal susceptibility to inflammation