Dr. Annick Baron
In Paris, Dr. Anne Baron Van Evercooren (L’hopital de la Salpetriere) and her colleagues have been involved in studying remyelination, both by transplanted cells (exogenous) and by host cells (endogenous). They have worked both with myelinating cells from the peripheral nervous system and central nervous system. They have shown activation of neural stem cells from key areas of the CNS in animal models and in the brain of MS patients. They have also evaluated the biological properties of human fetal neural precursors on transplantation into animals.