Katerina Akassoglou

Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D.

Research Program Award (R35) 2017
Photo of Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D. FY17 Research Program Award (R35) recipient
J. David Gladstone Institutes CA

Dr. Akassoglou’s research focuses on the interface between the brain and the immune and vascular systems, referred to as the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Alterations in the BBB occur in neurological conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and brain and spinal cord injuries. By studying neurovascular interactions through varied and innovative methods, Dr. Akassoglou hopes to reveal disease mechanisms and identify new strategies for therapeutic development.