What inspired you to get involved in MS research?
My initial inspiration was my PhD research. My PhD focused on neuroinflammation and in particular, a type of immune cell, microglia. I was mesmerised by the function of these cells and their ability to exert a variety of effects on nearby neurons. Seeing ‘neuroinflammation’ first hand made me intrigued not only about the process itself but also what can be done to stop the deleterious consequences of microglial or immune cell activation. Then becoming a neurologist, my utmost inspiration has been my patients. I have many patients with MS, some young, some old and from all walks of life. What I see in my patients, and their drive and determination inspires me as a clinician scientist to continue to strive for better understanding of MS disease mechanisms and for development of targeted therapies for various forms of MS and MS flare.