Conquering Diseases

Registry To Study Genetic Origins Of Multiple Sclerosis


Seeking people who been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or a similar immune disorder of the central nervous system or their immediate family members for a study to better understand what causes these diseases and perhaps improve treatment.


We are collecting biological samples and medical information from volunteers who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and from family members who do not have MS for testing to see if there may be a genetic or environmental risk factor for MS and perhaps improve treatments for MS.

What we're hoping for

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common, severe and disabling disease. It is our hope that by better understanding the genetic origins of this disorder, and other similar diseases, we may identify potential new targets for treatment.

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 Principal Investigator

Carolina  Ionete, MD

UMass Memorial Health

 Study Contact

Farnaz  Khalighinejad



UMass Chan University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655