Greek Scientist Wins UC’s Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research

NEW YORK (PRNewswire) – Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D., a leading researcher at the Gladstone Institutes and the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, is the winner of the 2018 Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research.

Prof. Akassoglou has led a series of studies to uncover the role of a blood-clotting protein called fibrin, which “leaks” from the damaged blood-brain barrier and gets deposited in MS brain lesions. Her team showed that fibrin deposits hinder natural nervous system …

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