Prof. Roland Martin MD

Roland Martin is full professor for neurology and neuroimmunology at the University Zürich. R. Martin trained in medicine, and specialized in neurology at the University Würzburg. He pursued post-doctoral fellowships in immunology, virology and neuroimmunology in Würzburg and at the Neuroimmunology Branch, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA, where he worked as tenured senior investigator until 2005. The main interests of his group are disease mechanisms of multiple sclerosis (MS), cellular immunology, disease mechanisms of PML and developing novel treatments for MS and PML besides providing care for MS patients in one of the largest MS centers in Switzerland. He has received several awards, among them a Heisenberg professorship of the German Research Society and the Pette Award of the German Neurological Society. He published over 380 scientific articles and filed numerous patents in the above areas. He is a member of the Kuratorium of the Jung Foundation for Science and of the core faculty of the Wyss Translational Center Zurich.