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    Research Statement

    The Fitzgerald lab is a Regenerative NeuroImmunology research group at QUB with a particular focus on Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an immune-mediated, demyelinating disorder of the Central Nervous System (CNS).  The central goal of our research is to identify new strategies to treat MS and other inflammatory and demyelinating disorders.

    We are particularly interested in the process of myelin regeneration (remyelination) and aim to identify novel therapeutic targets to promote remyelination in MS. To do this, we are uncovering new knowledge of how the immune system influences tissue regeneration in the Central Nervous System (CNS). We also conduct a research programme on the pathogenesis of autoimmune inflammation. This programme mainly focuses on T cell biology with a view to identifying strategies to reduce disease activity in MS and other immune-mediated diseases. Previous work investigated the fundamental biology of IL-27 and its therapeutic potential in inflammatory/autoimmune disease, with particular focus on Th1- and Th17-mediated inflammatory responses.

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    Frequent Journals

    • Journal of Immunology

      ISSNs: 0022-1767

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1550-6606

      American Association of Immunologists

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.41 SJR 2.521 SNIP 1.04


    • Journal of Neuroimmunology

      ISSNs: 0165-5728

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1872-8421


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.79 SJR 1.068 SNIP 0.761


    • Open Autoimmunity Journal

      ISSNs: 1876-8946

      Bentham Science Publishers B.V.

      Scopus rating (2017): SJR 0.123 SNIP 0


    • Journal of neuroinflammation

      ISSNs: 1742-2094

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1742-2094

      BioMed Central

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.75 SJR 2.299 SNIP 1.323


    • Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy

      ISSNs: 1471-2598

      Informa Healthcare

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.3 SJR 1.133 SNIP 0.742


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