Dr. Dore-Duffy's - Biographical Sketch
Dr. Paula Dore-Duffy is a tenured Full Professor and Chief of the Division of Neuroimmunology in the Department of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is a member of the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars and served for many years as Research Director for the Wayne State University Multiple Sclerosis Center. Dr. Dore-Duffy relocated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington Connecticut where she served as Director of the MS Center for 9 years. Dr. Dore-Duffy's research interests include the neuroimmunology of MS; traumatic brain injury; the role of the blood brain barrier in CNS diseases; and CNS plasticity and mechanisms that govern stress responses in the brain. For many years she has studied the physiology of the blood brain barrier. She developed techniques to isolate the microvascular pericyte and discovered that this unique cell is a source of adult stem cells. Her laboratory is investigating the use of these cells as an approach to therapeutic intervention in neuro-degenerative disease, hearing disorders, and brain cancer. Dr. Dore-Duffy has been a recipient of numerous grants from the NIH, grants from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Eugene Applebaum Foundation as well as grants from numerous societies, foundations and drug companies. Her laboratory has been highly productive publishing over 100 articles, reviews and chapters. She has been invited to give numerous talks and keynote addresses nationally and internationally. She received the Gershenson Faculty Fellow Research award in 2011. Dr. Dore-Duffy was elected to the American Neurological Association (ANA) and is currently a fellow of that society. She is a member of the National MS Society Scientific Advisory Board. She has also served as a member of scientific review committees for the NIH, National MS Society, the Department of Defense, and the United Kingdom, Canadian and Italian Research foundations. Dr. Dore-Duffy has served and is currently on the editorial boards of numerous peer reviewed scientific and medical journals.