Ursula Utz, Ph.D., MBA

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Program Director
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Division of Neuroscience
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Neural Environment
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Portfolio: Multiple sclerosis and related disorders (including animal models thereof), studies on CNS demyelination and repair    

Additional Keywords: Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO); MOG antibody-associated disorders (MOGAD); NMDAR encephalitis; MS animal models (e.g. experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), cuprizone, TMEV); demyelination/remyelination in the CNS

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Dr. Utz is a Program Director in the Neural Environment group at NINDS. Her areas of expertise include Multiple Sclerosis, CNS Autoimmunity, and Neuroimmunology. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Utz served as a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University in Montreal, and as a Senior Staff Fellow with FDA. Her research career focused on immune responses in autoimmune and infectious diseases with emphasis on antigen presentation and T cell receptor recognition. Dr. Utz received her Ph.D. from Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen, Germany.