Department of Neuroscience


Professor, Department of Neurology
College of Medicine
Departments of Neuroscience, Neurology

NLM PubMed publications 

395 W. 12th Ave.
7th Floor

Columbus, OH 43210
Fax: 614-293-6111

Research Interests: Neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis, specifically studying disease pathogenesis and developing novel therapies

Current Research: Dr. Racke is an international leader in neurological sciences and a distinguished scholar known for his research in immunology and multiple sclerosis. His research focuses on understanding how inflammation gets established in the central nervous system (CNS). His focus also includes developing novel therapeutics by studying the animal model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

Dr. Racke was instrumental in performing preclinical studies, which helped lead to the development of dimethyl fumarate as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. His research also centers on the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis.


MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School 
Neurology training, Emory University in Atlanta 
Fellowship: Neuroimmunology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


  • Executive committee, Multiple Sclerosis Cooperative Research Group
  • Scientific Advisory Committees for National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Hertie Foundation
  • Research Program Advisory Committee for National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholarship, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Young Investigator in Multiple Sclerosis Award, American Academy of Neurology Education and Research Foundation
  • Board of Directors, American Committee on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS)
  • Treasurer and Board of Governors, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)
  • "Best Doctors in America" recognition for more than 20 years
  • Editorial boards: Annals of Neurology and JAMA Neurology
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neuroimmunology

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