University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA | USA


Dr. Bar-Or holds the Melissa and Paul Anderson President’s Distinguished Chair at the University of Pennsylvania, where he Directs the Centre for Neuroinflammation and Experimental Therapeutics (CNET) and serves as Chief of the Division of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and related disorders. His clinical focus is on MS and other neuroinflammatory disorders, in both adults and children for which he is cross-appointed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Major contributions have included discovery of cellular mechanisms by which human T cell, B cell, and myeloid cell subsets modulate one another and interact with brain cells; elucidating the mode-of-action of experimental therapies; advancing the development of clinically meaningful biomarkers;  and developing precision medicine strategies for autoimmune and CNS inflammatory diseases. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed publications, and led multiple national and international collaborative research initiatives. For his work. Dr. Bar-Or has received multiple awards including the 2021 prestigious Barancik Prize for Research Innovation in MS. Dr. Bar-Or is passionate about education and mentoring, having trained over 80 students at both pre- and post-doctoral levels with emphasis on clinician-scientist trainees in neuroimmunology and autoimmunity.