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Areas of Research

  • Biological Aging, Genetic and Environmental factors in MS — studying factors that drive disease severity in multiple sclerosis and related diseases
  • Biosensing in Neurology — leveraging modern technology and biosensors to enhance neurological assessments and measurements of disease progression 
  • Visual System in Neuroimmunological Disease — identifying precise relationships between structural damage and functional outcomes

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COVID-19 Research

NeuCOVID Study

Our research group has partnered with a range of neurology specialists in order to investigate the longitudinal neurological impacts of COVID-19. Our NeuCOVID study aims to track neurological symptom and disease developments and changes over a 10-year period through neuropsychological metrics and detailed interviews.

We are currently accepting new participants. If you have been diangosed with COVID-19 and have experienced neurological symptoms (headaches, brain fog, anosmia, etc.) and would like to participate in our study, contact Jacqui Shanley at


Clinical Trial Program

With a commitment to bring new therapies to our patients, we run a clinical trials program for MS and related diseases. Contact us directly for up-to-date information on enrolling studies.

More about our Clinical Trials

Pediatric Research Program

Our Neuroimmunology Research Group has partnered with Rady Children's Hospital, where Dr. Jennifer Graves runs a pediatric MS neurology clinic, to investigate MS and related diseases in children.

More about our Pediatric Research Program

The Team


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For interest in research participation, contact Annalise Miner or visit our Contact page.

For training opportunities and collaborations, contact Jennifer Graves, M.D., Ph.D., MAS.

Our collaborators

In the News

Human chromosomes with telomeres, NIH

October 2019

Age of Your Cells, Not Your Birthdate, May Predict Disability Progression in Multiple Sclerosis

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March 2019

Telomere Length Tied to MS Disability — Biological as well as chronological aging may contribute to disease progression

Yellow and orange substance in test tubes

March 2019

Biologic aging is associated with MS disability progression

Featured Publications

February 2020

Novel MS vital sign: multi-sensor captures upper and lower limb dysfunction

August 2019

Adherence and Satisfaction of Smartphone- and Smartwatch-Based Remote Active Testing and Passive Monitoring in People With MS

September 2019

Telomere Length Is Associated with Disability Progression in Multiple Sclerosis