Rina Aharoni is currently a Senior Staff Scientist at the Department of Immunology, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. She has completed her BSc in Biology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and MSc and PhD in Life Sciences from The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. She did Postdoctoral Research at Stanford University, USA. Her main research interests include neuroimmunology, autoimmunity, pathology and therapy of multiple sclerosis (MS) and its model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), immunomodulation, neuroprotection and repair processes in the central nervous system, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). She has published more than 60 papers and reviews on these subjects and she is also an Editorial Board Member of 20 journals.