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Research Interests

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

Principal Investigator

David Pitt, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology