Laboratory of the Gut Brain Axis in CNS Autoimmunity

Research

Dr. Tankou’s lab is investigating the role of the gut microbiome in patients with multiple sclerosis and its mouse model called EAE. The primary goals of our research are to identify gut derived bacteria that regulate immune function of astrocytes and microglia, to elucidate mechanisms by which the gut microbiota regulates gut intestinal permeability and blood brain barrier permeability in EAE/MS, and to identify communities of gut derived bacteria that can be used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Contact Us

Laboratory of the Gut Brain Axis in CNS Autoimmunity
Stephanie Tankou, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Location
The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine
1470 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Phone
Lab: 212.241.2845

Email
stephanie.tankou@mssm.edu