Meet The Researcher

Dr Jennifer Massey

St Vincent's Hospital

About
Let's get started! Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
I have 14-month-old twins who inspire me daily.
What inspired you to get involved in MS research?
The interaction between the immune system and the neurological system is fascinating. MS is a condition that we still have so much to learn about.
What do you think has been the most exciting development in MS research?
Trials in the field of remyelination.
Tell us about your current research project...
Deep phenotyping of immune profiles of MS patients undergoing different immune therapies – of greatest interest AHSCT. This is a drastic treatment, but it offers us the potential to gain significant insights into the disease itself.
Why is your research important and how will it influence the understanding and treatment of MS?
By understanding how different therapies modulate a patient’s immune system, and correlating this with clinical outcomes, we may be able to develop targeted cellular therapies in the future. My particular interest is in trying to see what the immune responses following treatment tell us about the antigenic drivers of disease.
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Dr Jennifer Massey