Monica Langley, Ph.D., is a senior research fellow in the Neural Repair Laboratory of Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic, and the inaugural Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Fellow in the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology — a fellowship granted to advance research in multiple sclerosis (MS) and diseases related to MS.
Monica Langley, Ph.D. Photo courtesy of Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Langley is focused on understanding the biological processes underlying metabolic risk factors for MS and how they contribute to disease pathology as an important direction that can help identify novel therapeutic targets.
Throughout her graduate and postdoctoral studies, Dr. Langley has received 18 awards for poster or oral presentations of her work as well as seven travel awards to attend national conferences. She was previously supported by the Postdoctoral Basic Science Fellowship award from the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Langley received her B.S. in biology from the University of Wisconsin–Parkside and Ph.D. in toxicology from Iowa State University with Research Excellence. She is committed to developing new strategies to improve physical and mental health outcomes in MS patients due to the current lack of therapies to assist in myelin and neural repair processes.
Eugene Applebaum dedicated much of his philanthropic life to the advancement of medical research in MS and neurodevelopment disorders. While the prevailing focus was forwarding scientific innovation, the essence of his commitment was investing in the very people who embodied leadership in the field.
“The clinical care and excellence in research at Mayo are world renown. My father recognized their commitment to innovation and entrepreneurial lens to medicine — especially in the area of MS and MS research. Yet, most of all, our investment is about maximizing talent and potential, and that is about building leaders in the field. That is why we have now established the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Fellowship and are so pleased to have Dr. Langley serve as the first Applebaum Fellow at Mayo.”
-Pamela Applebaum, 2019
Image: Dr. Langley works in the lab of Dr. Scarisbrick (Dr. Langley’s mentor).
Images courtesy of Mayo Clinic
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