Multiple sclerosis under the "MRI-croscope"

The major goal of research in our lab is to understand the pathobiology of multiple sclerosis and other neuro-inflammatory diseases. To do this, we use noninvasive or minimally invasive imaging methods, particularly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The lab develops and performs experiments with new MRI techniques, on state-of-the-art imaging equipment housed in the NIH Clinical Center and elsewhere on the NIH campus. We collaborate closely with the NINDS Neuroimmunology Clinic as well as numerous other groups on and off campus...

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Principal Investigator

Daniel S. Reich M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator

Dr. Daniel Reich directs the Translational Neuroradiology Section and leads clinical studies focusing on multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neuro-inflammatory diseases. He studied math and physics at Yale and earned his MD from Cornell and his PhD in neurophysiology from The Rockefeller University. His training includes residencies in adult neurology and diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology...

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History of Neuroimmunology at NIH

The Neuroimmunology Branch (NIB) of NIH/NINDS was established in 1975. Its first chief was Dr. Dale McFarlin; Dr. Henry McFarland was Deputy Chief. The NIB was established with the charge of studying the cause and treatment of immune-mediated diseases of the nervous system, including infections. From its inception, though, the major focus of research in the Branch was multiple sclerosis (MS)...

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