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Richard Ransohoff, Biogen Idec, USA

Richard M. RansohoffRichard M. Ransohoff served at the Cleveland Clinic as Director of the Neuroinflammation Research Center in the Lerner Research Institute (2005-2014); Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (from 2003, now Adjunct); and Staff Neurologist in the Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research (1984-2014).  

Dr. Ransohoff joined Biogen (Cambridge, MA) in 2014 as Senior Biogen Research Fellow, Neuroimmunology, where he continues his laboratory research.

Among his awards are a Physician’s Research Training Award from the American Cancer Society (1984-86); a Clinical Investigator Development Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH; 1988-1993); the Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholarship of the National MS Society (1987-1992); the John and Samuel Bard Medal in Science or Medicine (2002); the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute’s Award for Excellence in Science in 2006; the Cleveland Clinic’s Scientific Achievement Award in Basic Science 2009. He was invited to give the F.E. Bennett Memorial Lecture to the American Neurological Association in 2009. He was cited from 1996 through 2014 in “Best Doctors in America” for his expertise in the clinical care of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The American Academy of Neurology and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society awarded Dr. Ransohoff the 2012 John Dystel Prize for MS Research. The John Dystel Prize recognizes a significant contribution to research in the understanding, treatment or prevention of multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Ransohoff served as regular member and chair on study sections of the NIH and NMSS and is currently a regular member of the CMBG Study Section.  He has served on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Immunology, (2002-2005 as Section Editor) Trends in Immunology, the Journal of Neuroimmunology; Nature Reviews Immunology, and Neurology (Associate Editor). He was the founding Editor of Neurology: Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation.

Dr. Ransohoff’s research focuses on neuroinflammation in neurological disease and in particular on the functions of chemokines and chemokine receptors in development, cell biology and pathology of the nervous system. Dr. Ransohoff received continuous research support from the NIH and the NMSS for more than 25 years. In Entrez/PubMed, he lists more than 360 articles of which more than 275 are peer-reviewed scientific reports. He has written numerous book chapters, and edited five books.

Dr. Ransohoff is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the American Association of Physicians and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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