Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Diseases

Research to Help Diagnose and Treat Neuroinflammatory Diseases

At the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center, we strive to deliver exceptional comprehensive clinical care, while offering access to cutting-edge resources and pioneering scientific discovery in neuroinflammatory conditions.

Patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and other research studies that are exploring better ways to diagnose and treat neuroinflammatory conditions in children, adolescents and young adults.

Our researchers are involved in advancing the discovery of new neuroinflammatory diseases, laboratory tests, neuroimaging techniques and other methods which help to diagnose and treat even the most complex of cases.

Current Research

Our current research focuses on:

Neuropsychiatric Lupus

  • How lupus affects the brain and other parts of the nervous system, and how to diagnose this early.
  • How to improve outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults with neuropsychiatric lupus including stroke, demyelination, vasculitis, cognitive dysfunction, anxiety, and depression.
  • Development of clinical trial endpoints, surrogate measures, and biomarkers of neuropsychiatric lupus.
  • Genetic studies to better understand why and how children, adolescents and young adults develop neuropsychiatric lupus.
  • Brain imaging studies to understand how to better diagnose and monitor neuropsychiatric lupus.


  • Molecular genetics of optic nerve protection and development.
  • Vision development, including abnormal ocular movements.

Multiple Sclerosis

  • We participate in registry and clinical trials for multiple sclerosis.

For more information about our research or to participate in a study, email