Jennifer Orthmann-Murphy, MD, PhD (Speaker/Chair)

University of Pennsylvania

Jenn Orthmann-Murphy is an assistant professor in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed an MD-PhD program at Penn, and a neuroscience PhD with Steven Scherer, studying astrocyte and oligodendrocyte gap junctions. After finishing her neurology residency at Penn, she pursued a combined postdoctoral and clinical neuroimmunology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, developing a cutting edge in vivo remyelination platform with Dwight Bergles.  She started her lab at Penn in October 2018 to study the role of glial cells in myelin disorders. She also sees patients with multiple sclerosis, and leads an ‘Undiagnosed White Matter Disorders’ neurogenetics clinic. She is co-director of the Age Span Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroinflammatory disorders.