Aussie neuroscience researcher wins grant

A Monash University researcher has been awarded an international grant to work  in what he says is a neglected area of MS research in Australia.  

Dr Steven Petratos (pictured), a Senior Lecturer in Pathology at Monash University, is the only Australian recipient of the first round of grants from the International Progressive MS Alliance.

He says the AUD$105,000 grant is a welcome boost of funds and interest in a poorly funded MS research area in Australia, which he believes is due to a heavy focus on the immune symptoms of MS rather than its neurodegenerative aspects.