Multiple Sclerosis

The Division of Multiple Sclerosis Research and Treatment of the Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, offers a two to three year fellowship in multiple sclerosis (MS)/experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The program includes clinical training and/or opportunities for research, designed specifically for individuals interested in a career in academic neurology. Required clinical activities for clinical fellows include direct patient care in the MS program. Research activities may include use of MRI in MS, MRI in EAE, basic immunologic studies of peripheral blood cells from MS patients or basic immune studies in EAE, neuroprotection and CNS repair using immunohistopathology and electrophysiology in EAE. The fellow can also participate in one or more clinical or basic research programs being carried out elsewhere in the department, within the Brain Research Institute, Brain Mapping Center or in the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology. Clinical fellows become eligible for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Clinical fellowship applicants must have completed a residency in adult neurology and be eligible for a license to practice medicine in the state of California. Basic research fellowship applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or have an M.D. with some research experience. Applicants should send the Program Director, Rhonda Voskuhl M.D., a brief statement of their career goals, a current curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendations. Usually, applicants are selected in the late fall prior to the July 1 starting date.

Faculty include: Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D., Barbara Giesser, M.D., Allan Mackenzie-Graham, Ph.D., and Callene Momtazee, M.D.

Post doctoral fellows in the MS Program:

Graduate students in the MS Program:
Roy Kim, Ph.D. candidate, next generation estrogen treatments for MS
Laura Kammel, Ph.D. candidate, neuroscience of cognitive disability in MS
Lisa Golden, Ph.D. candidate, the role of maternal versus paternal inheritance in MS
Cassandra Meyer, Ph.D. candidate, neuropathology in 3-D using CLARITY in MS


Send application requests to:

Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D.
Department of Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
710 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-7313

Fellowship Information

Fellowship Duration

2-3 Years

Fellowship Salary

~$50,000.00 annually/negotiable

Fellowship Application Period

12 months prior to July 1 start date

Typical Source of Funding

NIH and/or National MS Society

Number of Positions Funded Per Year


Is Program Conducted Entirely Within the Department of Neurology