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Chirag Patel, MD

I have been a doctoral student in the department of neural and behavioral sciences at the Pennsylvania State University since 2017. I received my BS from the University of Arizona in 2009 and my MD from St. George’s University in 2015. My research focus is the role of endogenous opioids in modulating inflammation within the animal model of multiple sclerosis. I also have an active IRB paralleling the animal work which correlates serum biomarkers with patient mental and physical quality of life. Within my time at Penn State Hershey, I have published 2 book chapters in Anatomy, Imaging and Surgery of the Intracranial Dural Venous Sinuses and 2 original research papers in Biotherapeutics and Brain Research Bulletin. Moving forward, I am planning on doing a residency in Neurology and continuing my research at the clinical level. The end goal would be to specialize in neuroimmunology while taking part in community education.  

Presentation

Endogenous opioids modulate inflammation in the animal model of Multiple Sclerosis