Medical School or Training
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 1998
Capital Institute of Medicine, 1990
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Neurology, VT, 2003
Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2005
Neuroprotective therapeutics in multiple sclerosis and other central nervous system diseases. Neuroal stem cell and factors influence neural stem cell survival and differentiation. Interactions between immune cells and neural stem cells. Intrinsic neurotrophin production from multiple sclerosis patients' immune cells. Outcome measures of neuroprotection in multiple sclerosis: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), novel MRI sequences. Multiple sclerosis novel therapies and clinical trails.
Dr. Mao-Draayer completed medical school at the Capital Institute of Medicine in Beijing, China, and her doctoral degree from the University of Iowa. She completed Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis fellowship after neurology residency training at the University of Vermont. She joined the Multiple Sclerosis Program at UM in June 2012, after serving as an Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, where she has involved in several clinical trials of new types of therapy for various stages of MS. Her research is directed at understanding the immunologic and neurobiologic mechanisms in MS and applying novel therapeutics in MS.