About the article
Anne H. Cross
Anne H. Cross obtained her MD degree from the University of Alabama. She trained in neurology at the George Washington University, followed by fellowships in neuroimmunology at the US National Institutes of Health and neuropathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1990, she was honored with the Harry Weaver Neuroscience Award from the National MS Society. Joining the Neurology faculty at Washington University in 1991, Dr. Cross currently serves as Section Head of Neuroimmunology. Dr. Cross has devoted her career to the study of MS, care of MS patients and training of future clinicians and researcher in the neuroimmunology field. She is the author of over 150 publications, most of which have focused on MS.
Kevin A. Cross
Kevin A. Cross is a student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is majoring in history and German. During his university years, he worked each summer doing medical research, ranging from animal studies utilizing the animal model for MS, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, to advanced imaging studies to quantitate MRI in MS. He plans to attend medical school in the future.
Laura Piccio obtained her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Milan, Italy where she trained as a neurologist. In 2005 she received a post-doctoral fellowship from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Cross at Washington University. In 2008, she joined the faculty of the Neuroimmunology Section of the Department of Neurology at Washington University. She was awarded the prestigious Harry Weaver Neuroscience Award from the NMSS in 2010. At present, her research interests are focused on the role of innate immunity in MS, and the interplay between metabolic and immune pathways in MS and its animal model.
Published Online: 2012-03-07
Published in Print: 2012-07-01