Michael Racke

Michael K. Racke received his M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his neurology training at Emory University in Atlanta and a neuroimmunology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. His first faculty position was at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was the recipient of a Harry Weaver Neuroscience Junior Faculty Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Young Investigator in Multiple Sclerosis of the American Academy of Neurology Education and Research Foundation. He then moved to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he was Vice Chairman for Neurology Research and also professor in the Center for Immunology. He was chairman of neurology at The Ohio State University School of Medicine from 2006-2014. His research focuses on understanding how inflammation gets established in the central nervous system and developing novel therapeutics by studying the animal model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. His research also centers on the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Racke has served on scientific advisory committees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Institutes of Health, and the Hertie Foundation as well as on several editorial boards. Contact information: 395 West 12th Avenue, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43210; Phone 614-293-6354; email: Michael.Racke@osumc.edu