Mastura Monif is a neurologist at Melbourne Health and Alfred Health and post-doctoral research fellow at Department of Neurosciences Monash University. She heads the Neuroimmunology, Neuroinflammation and Neurological Diseases Laboratory at the Department of Neurosciences, Monash University. She is also an honorary research fellow at the Department of Physiology (The University of Melbourne). Her research encompasses the molecular and cellular mechanisms of MS and autoimmune encephalitis. The laboratories main focus is on microglia and monocyte responses and the link between the peripheral and central immune responses.