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

Jonah Chan, PhD

Jonah Chan, PhD (above) has won the NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship. The award is named for Story Landis, PhD, Director of NINDS from 2003-2014, who was known for her dedication to mentorship. Jonah was nominated by grateful trainees from his laboratory. 

Professor Katerina Akassoglou

Katerina Akassoglou, PhD (above) is the winner of the 2018 Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research. The award is given by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in recognition of exceptional innovation and originality in MS research. Dr. Akassoglou delivered the Prize lecture at the ACTRIMS Forum in Dallas.

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

Division of Neuroimmunology

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
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