Enrollment Criteria

  • Currently experiencing first symptoms of MS
  • Never taken any MS disease modifying therapies
  • No steroids in the past 4 weeks
  • Be willing to have an annual MRI, blood draw, questionnaires and assessments
  • Be willing to complete these visits on an annual basis at our research facility in San Francisco
  • Optional studies include an annual assessment of the visual system, a one-time lumbar puncture, and an intestinal microbiota DNA analysis

Other Studies

If you would like to participate in any one of our other numerous MS studies at UCSF, please view the UCSF MS Center website for more information.

Click here for a complete list of other studies