Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Darshi Ramanathan is a neurologist and early career clinician-scientist with a subspecialty interest 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 a clinical neuroimmunologist from Sydney, Australia, affiliated with the Department of Neurology at Westmead Hospital, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Kids Neuroscience Centre at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. 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 a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. She is currently undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship in Oxford with the Autoimmune Neurology Group at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the University of Oxford for 2 years. Her research in Oxford involves 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.