WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING DEVELOPMENT IN MS RESEARCH?
I am excited about the continual growth in involvement of consumers in research. This is not necessarily MS specific, but I find the value of conducting research with consumer partners, to be immense. It is through consumer partnerships that as a researcher I can see the importance of my work. On the scientific / biology front my excitement is all about the data being generated all around the world. Researchers are generating profiles of individual cells in the brain – including all the types of cells that are important in MS. This is data that I can use to understand the findings from my own projects. When we share data and connect different experiments across different parts of the world, I believe we really have a shot at understanding every aspect of MS development – and how we can focus that to find better therapies, preventions, or cures.