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January 3, 2023 — The Sumaira Foundation is pleased to welcome Fabienne Brilot, PhD, of the University of Sydney (Australia) to join TSF’s medical advisory board.
Professor Fabienne Brilot obtained her PhD in Belgium and at the JD Gladstone Institutes, UCSF, USA. She then became postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Professor Christian Munz (University of Zurich, Switzerland) at the Browne Center for Immunology and Immune Diseases headed by late Professor Ralph Steinman (Nobel Prize for Medicine 2011) at the Rockefeller University, USA. She was recruited at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney in 2007 where she started the Brain Autoimmunity Group.
Fabienne is Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, and her research focuses on neuroimmunological brain disorders such as demyelinating disorders and movement and psychiatric disorders. Her group aims to discover biomarkers and explores the autoimmune response in patients to improve their diagnosis and treatment. With many collaborations with paediatric and adult neurologists, she has contributed to the characterization of MOG antibodies and the diagnosis of MOGAD.
Fabienne is a member of the International Society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI) International Advisory board. She is the Secretary of the International Women in Multiple Sclerosis (iWiMS) network. She also is the President of Neuroimmunology Australia, and is the co-convenor of the 3rd Asia-Pacific School of Neuroimmunology (APSNI) in 2023.