Expert Panellist: Katerina Akassoglou

Katerina Akassoglou Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes; Professor of Neurology, University of California San Francisco (both CA, USA) Dr Akassoglou has pioneered studies in the investigation of vascular and immune mechanisms in neurologic diseases, and in particular the role of the blood clotting factors in CNS autoimmunity, trauma and neurodegeneration. Her aim is to understand the mechanisms that control the communication between the brain, immune and vascular systems with the ultimate goal to design novel therapies for neurologic diseases – and in particular, multiple sclerosis and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr Akassoglou identified blood clotting factors as major mediators of neurologic disease. She...

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