WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INVOLVED IN MS RESEARCH?
My first post-doctoral studies were conducted at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (Oxford, UK), where I worked on gene discovery for a rare neurological disease. During this period (mid-late 90s), gene technology developments meant that similar work on common human diseases was becoming feasible. Two studies published in 1996, describing the first genome-wide scans for MS susceptibility genes, whetted my appetite for working on MS. In 1999, I moved back to Melbourne to get started. The rest is history