What inspired you to get involved in MS research?
The brain has always fascinated me. As far as we have come with our understanding of the brain over the last 100 years, we have merely reached the tip of the iceberg. I have a long-standing interest in how disorders of the brain occur and what are the biological underpinnings of these. We still do not actually understand fully the causes of MS and there appears to be a lot of overlapping disease pathology between different neurological disorders that I have worked on the past (stroke, dementia). The severity of the disease is substantial, and patients are afflicted by this disease over a lifetime. Therefore, this has inspired me to find out what causes MS and discover novel ways to prevent its occurrence.