Mid-Career Awardees 2021

Clinical Research

Dr Sarosh Irani

Sarosh Irani FRCP DPhil FEAN
Head, Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group | Associate Professor | MRC Senior Clinical Fellow | Senior BRC Fellow | Honorary Consultant Neurologist;
University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals
Oxford | UK

Sarosh’s impact in neuroimmunology has been the description of phenotypes which closely correlate with specific autoantibodies, the discovery of several pathogenic autoantibodies in patients with encephalitis, and the dissection of B cell immunology underlying these diseases.

Fundamental Research

Dr Gila Moalem-Taylor

Gila Moalem-Taylor
Neuropathic Pain Research Group
Translational Neuroscience Facility
School of Medical Sciences
The University of New South Wales
Sydney | Australia

Gila’s impact in neuroimmunology has been the discovery of the role of immune cells and their mediators in neuropathic pain caused by peripheral nerve injury, autoimmune diseases of the CNS, such as multiple sclerosis, and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.