BIOGRAPHY

Prof Abdolmohamad Rostami, MD,PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Director
Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology Research Laboratory
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia (PA) | USA

Abdolmohamad Rostami, MD, PhD is Nicholas Maiale distinguished professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology and director of multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology research laboratory at  Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He received an MD with distinction from Shiraz University in Iran and a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). He did his residency training at Penn followed by a fellowship in clinical multiple sclerosis and basic neuroimmunology at the same institution. He then joined the faculty at the department of neurology at Penn and rose to full professor of neurology and medicine and director of neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis division at this department before moving to Jefferson as chair of neurology.

Dr. Rostami’s research interest is in the immunopathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and finding better therapies for this disease. He uses experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis as a model for MS. His lab has focused on the role of Th17 cells and GM-CSF in EAE/MS pathogenesis. He also studies antigen-specific tolerance as a mechanism to find therapies to remove the autoreactive T cells without systemic immunosuppression in autoimmune diseases.  His lab has been continuously funded by the NIH since his FIRST Award as a new faculty at Penn by this agency and serves on various committees of NIH.

Dr. Rostami has published 0ver 200 original papers and many review articles and book chapters.

He has trained more the 60 pre and postdoctoral students and fellows. He is on the editorial board of many scientific journals and is an elected member of national and international organizations and serves on their committees.