Neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis: an interview with Katerina Akassoglou

Written by Lauren Pulling

As part of our Spotlight on neuroimmunology, we spoke to our Expert Panel member Katerina Akassoglou about her pioneering work on the interactions of the immune and nervous systems in neurologic disease: Dr Akassoglou’s work centers on the leakage of the blood–brain barrier in disease and injury, and the mechanisms by which blood proteins subsequently activate immune cells that attack the brain. Of particular note is her work on the role of the blood protein fibrinogen in multiple sclerosis – research that she hopes will one day lead to an effective treatment for patients. In this interview, Dr Akassoglou discusses...

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