Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Darshi Ramanathan is a neurologist and clinician-scientist with subspecialty expertise in neuroimmunology. She is focused on clinical and laboratory research related to antibody-mediated neurological disorders, including demyelination and autoimmune encephalitis; as well as the management of patients with multiple sclerosis. She is an adult neurologist/ neuroimmunologist from Sydney, Australia, and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Darshi completed her PhD on the clinical, radiological, and immunological characterisation of patients with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody-associated demyelination. She was subsequently awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. During this time, she undertook a postdoctoral fellowship in Oxford with the Autoimmune Neurology Group at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the University of Oxford for 2 years (2018 and 2019). Her research in Oxford involved exploring antigenic targets in seronegative patients with suspected antibody-associated demyelination, and mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and treatment responses in subgroups of patients with antibody-associated demyelination and autoimmune encephalitis.