Scientific Advisory Board

Marianna Castells, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor, Harvard Medical School, Allergy and Immunology; 
  • Director, Adverse Drug Reaction and Desensitization Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Tanuja Chitnis, M.D.

  • Professor, Harvard Medical School; 
  • Founder and Executive Director of the Pediatric MS Center of Excellence at Massachusetts General Hospital; 
  • Senior scientist at the Ann Romney Neurologic Institute;
  • Executive Director of the CLIMB Study, the largest ongoing study of MS patients in the US; 
  • Chairperson, International Pediatric MS Study Group.

Mark S. Freedman, M.D.

  • Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Executive Director, MS Research Unit at the Ottawa Hospital
  • Lead Investigator, Canadian Bone Marrow Transplant Study in MS
  • Director, Canadian Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation in MS Study 
  • Co-Director, International Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation in MS Study Group. 
  • Treasurer of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ACTRIMS).

Michael Gurish, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor; Rheumatology, Immunology & Allergy; Innate & Allergic inflammation, Infectious disease, Mucosal Immunology
  • Brigham & Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Adam Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Neuropsychiatry
  • Chief Psychiatric Consultant, Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis Clinics, Department of Neurology
  • Attending Physician, HIV/AIDS Psychiatry Service,  Department of Psychiatry
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine