Wendy Gilmore, Ph.D.
Dr. Wendy Gilmore has volunteered for over 15 years as a valuable research advocate, trustee, fundraiser and ambassador for the Southern California & Nevada Chapter. One of her most notable contributions is as one of the founding members of the California Collaborative MS Research Symposium. This innovative symposium connects MS researchers to accelerate MS research progress, and to inspire the post-doctoral students in their labs to continue in the field of MS research.
Colleen Hayes, Ph.D.
Dr. Colleen Hayes is a nationally recognized MS researcher and professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has studied nutrition and the immune system for more than 25 years and vitamin D and MS for about 20 years. Dr. Hayes’ work has laid the foundation for much of today’s research into the role of vitamin D in MS
Dr. Salzer is Professor and Co-Director of the Center of Excellence for Multiple Sclerosis Departments of Cell Biology and Neurology at NYU. In addition, he is the Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Salzer completed his residency training in neurology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and has authored and co-authored numerous articles. Dr. Salzer is currently investigating the signals required to drive new myelin sheath formation in MS, including the potential role of stem cells in the brain, as strategies for myelin repair.