Neuroimmunology and Glial Biology

Neuroimmunology and Glial Biology
Ari J. Green, MD, MCR - Division Chief

The Multiple Sclerosis Center at UCSF

UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence

UCSF Center for Encephalitis & Meningitis

Dr. Michael Wlson

Michael Wilson, MD has won the Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Prashanth Ramachandran

Prashanth Ramachandran, MBBS has won the Henry Newman Award given by the San Francisco Neurological Society in recognition of his ongoing study, Improving Tuberculosis Meningitis Diagnostics - A Combined Host and Pathogen Classifier.


Jonah Chan, PhD

Jonah Chan, PhD (above) has won the NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Professor Katerina Akassoglou

Katerina Akassoglou, PhD (above) is the winner of the 2018 Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research. 

Editorial in JAMA Neurology, January 2019
by Ari Green, MD, MCR

Potential Benefits of Early Aggressive Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis

Christy Sheehy, PhD, delivers her talk “The Eye: A Window Into Our Brain,” which won the runner-up and People’s Choice awards at the second annual Postdoc Slam competition.  Photo by Susan Merrell

Covid-19 Info for Patients

Division of Neuroimmunology  org chart

Katerina Akassoglou, PhD
Sergio Baranzini, PhD
Riley Bove, MD - Director, BRIDGE
Jonah Chan, PhD - Division Vice Chief
Bruce Cree, MD, PhD, MCR
Stephen Fancy, PhD, DVM
Jeffrey Gelfand, MD - Fellowship Director
Douglas Goodin, MD
Ari J. Green, MD, MCR - Division Chief
Joanne Guo, MD
Stephen L. Hauser, MD - Director, UCSF Weill Institute
Roland Henry, PhD
Jill Hollenbach, PhD, MPH
Jorge Oksenberg, PhD
Samuel Pleasure, MD, PhD
Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD
Michael Wilson, MD
Scott Zamvil, MD, PhD


See our list of individual laboratories in our division to review basic research programs.

Programs Within the Division

  • Small Molecule Remyelination - This is a Phase II, Assessment of Clemastine Fumarate as a Remyelinating Agent in Acute Optic Neuritis - Ari Green, MD and Jonah Chan, PhD.
  • ORIGINSStephen L. Hauser, MD and Bruce Cree, MD, PhD (co-PIs).
  • Clinical Research - Find trials that are open for enrollment.
  • Microbiome - Investigating the role of gut bacteria (microbiota) and their genes (microbiome) in multiple sclerosis (MS) - Sergio Baranzini, PhD. Dr. Baranzini also leads the International MS Microbiome Study.
At the Actrims Forum 2020

Members of the Bove Lab presenting data on minimal transfer of rituximab into breastmilk of women with MS, offering a possible treatment option to high-risk women in the postpartum period.

Pictured L-R: Drs. Annika Andersen, Kirsten Krysko, and Alice Rutatangwa.