What inspired you to get involved in MS research?
This molecule I'm working on pushed me in this direction. I have worked on a number of different diseases, including tuberculosis, lupus, arthritis and scleroderma. Ultimately, most of the biological mechanisms underlying diseases, and inflammation in general, are common to all. Recent studies have suggested that MIF is involved in MS – my own data highlights a potential mechanism and application for this discovery. Fortunately, I have a wonderful collaborator in Natalie Payne, who is the real MS expert.