Provide patients with a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis using specialized blood tests, magnetic resonance imaging, retinal optical coherence tomography (OCT), and genetic testing, leading to personalized care plans and ultimately to more effective treatment options for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).


Develop new diagnostic and treatment options for MS.

Multiple Sclerosis Research and Precision Medicine

Repair Damage

We are studying how cells in the brain can repair myelin and how we can make this process more efficient. We are also exploring limiting nerve damage by targeting chronic inflammation inside the brain.

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Earlier Prediction

In addition to advanced techniques to catch the earliest signs of MS and measure treatment effectiveness using advanced imaging tools, wearable technologies and blood biomarkers, we continue our study of genes and biological pathways that predict MS outcomes and define MS subtypes.

Alternative Treatments

We are studying the importance of diet, exercise, mood, and lifestyle.

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Clinical Trials

The Multiple Sclerosis Precision Medicine Center of Excellence has several clinical trials that aim to further enhance treatments already being offered while also exploring how dietary changes, coupled with new technology, can better treat patients with multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis Research at Johns Hopkins

Hear from Dr. Peter Calabresi, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Center of Excellence for Multiple Sclerosis, on what research is being done to develop new diagnostic and treatment options for MS.

Patient Care for Multiple Sclerosis

The research we do directly impacts the treatment options available to our patients. Find out more about patient care for Multiple Sclerosis

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287

Advanced Practice Providers and Clinical Nurses

  • Moira Baynes, R.N., M.S.N.
  • Lisa Fox, P.A.

  • Janel Robinson, R.N.
  • Sarah Snoops, R.N., B.S.N., C.N.R.N.
  • Lauren Vega, R.N., M.S.N.