Dr Anne La Flamme, an immunologist at Victoria University of Wellington, oversees the Malaghan Institute's multiple sclerosis (MS) research programme. One of the primary goals of Dr La Flamme's research is the development of new treatments for MS patients that do not respond to current medications.
She is also interested in the role of a specific class of immune cells, the macrophages, in the regulation of pro-inflammatory diseases such as MS.
Last night Dr La Flamme spoke about some of her research on Radio New Zealand's Our Changing World programme, as part of Brain Awareness Week.
You can listen to Dr La Flamme's interview here