Prof. Kristen M. Drescher, PhD
- PhD. Medical Microbiology and Immunology
- MSc. Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Kristen M. Drescher, PhD is professor at the Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Creighton University. Examples of the most recent publications can be found at this PubMed link.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) in humans. Patients with MS normally experience a chronic progressive loss of motor and/or sensory functions. The origin of MS is unknown, although some investigators have postulated than an environmental agent (i.e. a virus or bacteria) may trigger the disease. My laboratory utilizes a mouse model of virus-induced demyelination (Theiler’s murine encephalomyelitis virus) to study immune factors involved in the development of pathology and clinical disease.