Richard Yates


Graduate-entry medical student

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, demyelinating and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system, and a leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young adults. Substantial evidence suggests that cortical tissue injury plays a key role in the progression of permanent disability in MS, which unfortunately remains refractory to conventional therapies. A greater knowledge of factors that drive pathology in the MS cortex is therefore desperately needed in order to develop novel medicines that can ameliorate disease burden in the progressive stage. 

My research aims to identify factors that contribute to cortical pathology in MS, and assesses relationships therein with genetic factors, in the hope that novel disease mechanisms can be identified that are amenable to therapeutic benefit in select patient groups. To this end, I completed a DPhil in the multiple sclerosis neuropathology research group and continue to work closely with Dr Gabriele DeLuca as a post-doctoral graduate medical student.      





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