We are proud to announce that Dr Sudarshini Ramanathan has been recognised for her contribution to neuroscience research with the Leonard Cox Award at the annual Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurology Annual Scientific Meeting.
Dr Ramanathan is committed to scientific research that helps us to better understand what triggers autoimmunity and underlying mechanisms of disease pathogenesis; as well as clinical research with an emphasis on developing diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines to optimise patient outcomes and allow them to return to a happy and fulfilling life.
The Leonard Cox Award was established to recognise an investigator who has contributed significantly to neuroscience research at an early stage of their career. Dr Cox held a pivotal role in the development of neurology in Australia and in 1950, was the first leader of the Australian Association of Neurologists.
Dr Ramanathan is an adult neurologist and leader of the Translational Neuroimmunology Research Group at Kids Neuroscience Centre. She seeks to achieve early diagnosis and intervention to improve the lives of patients with reversible brain injury due to the action of an ‘over-active’ immune system. These disorders have the potential to result in devastating disability, including blindness, paralysis, seizures, and cognitive impairment.