Prof. Anne La Flamme BS(MIT), MS, PhD

Anne Camille La Flamme, PhD. Prof La Flamme received her BSc in Life Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) followed by an MSc in Molecular Parasitology and PhD in Immunoparasitology from the University of Washington, Seattle. After receiving her doctorate, Prof La Flamme spent several years at Cornell University studying how schistosome worms alter the host’s immune response and cause immune-mediated pathology. From this work, she developed a research programme in Th2 response regulation by macrophages and their involvement in immune-mediated diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Her current focus is on translational research in multiple sclerosis and in particular, identification of innate immune targets during progressive multiple sclerosis. She is a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington and leads the Multiple Sclerosis Research Programme at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.