Dr. Ian D Duncan

Scientific Adviser

Ian is a Professor of Neurology at The University of Wisconsin – Madison whose research is aimed at repairing the central nervous system in people with myelin disorders.  He received his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 1975.  He has published several essays in the field of myelin repair, and his recent work is attempting to identify and isolate in large numbers, myelinating cells from human embryonic or neural stem cells. The lab then tests the myelinating capacities of these cells by transplanting them into animal models of human disease.  Ian has been a part of the Myelin Project since its inception, and is chairman of The Myelin Project’s Scientific Advisory Board.  Ian first met Augusto in 1989, and was featured in Lorenzo’s Oil played by Paul Lazar.

Duncan@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu 1-800-869-3546