Raine, Cedric Stuart
Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Neuroscience and Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC
Cedric Stuart Raine, Ph.D., D.Sc., FRCPath Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Neuroscience and Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC. In a career spanning more than four decades, Dr. Raine has made many significant contributions toward improving our understanding of the insidious autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis (MS).
His research has shown that in MS, the immune system targets myelin sheaths which insulate nerve fibers in the central nervous system leading to their destruction (demyelination), thus disrupting nerve conduction. Dr. Raine is recognized for his defining investigations demonstrating myelin breakdown and repair mechanisms in MS; for ultrastructural studies allowing for the visualization and analysis of the pathological processes involved; for uncovering and investigating molecular pathways in myelin pathology, and for testing experimental therapies paving the way for new treatments.
The author of almost 500 peer-reviewed papers and chapters, Dr. Raine completed a major textbook on MS in 2008, in collaboration with Drs. Henry McFarland (NIH) and Reinhard Hohlfeld (Munich). He was founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuroimmunology from 1981 to 2010.
His many honors include an Award for Meritorious Contributions to Neuropathology from the American Association of Neuropathologists, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, a Research Career Development Award from NIH, a Javits Award from the NIH, and the Dystel Prize from the National MS Society and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Raine received a PhD (Medicine) in 1967, a DSc (Medicine) in 1975 both from Newcastle University, England, was made a fellow of the Royal College of Pathology in 1988, and received a Doctoris Honoris Causa from Lodz, Poland in 2000. He maintains an office at Einstein where he continues his writing.
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