May Han, MD

Multiple sclerosis specialist

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Multiple Sclerosis Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University (2009) CA

Medical Education: Institute of Medicine 1 Yangon (1996) Myanmar

Residency: University of Washington (2005) WA

Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2011)

Internship: University of Washington (2002) WA

Sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 signalling in T cells: trafficking and beyond
Garris, C. S., Blaho, V. A., Hla, T., & Han, M. H. (2014). Sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 signalling in T cells: trafficking and beyond. IMMUNOLOGY, 142(3), 347-353.

Defective sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) phosphorylation exacerbates TH17-mediated autoimmune neuroinflammation.
Garris, C. S., Wu, L., Acharya, S., Arac, A., Blaho, V. A., & Han, M. H. (2013). Defective sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) phosphorylation exacerbates TH17-mediated autoimmune neuroinflammation. Nature immunology, 14(11), 1166-1172.

Piet Mondrian's trees and the evolution in understanding multiple sclerosis, Charcot Prize Lecture 2011
Steinman, L., Axtell, R. C., Barbieri, D., Bhat, R., Brownell, S. E., & Rothbard, J. B. (2013). Piet Mondrian's trees and the evolution in understanding multiple sclerosis, Charcot Prize Lecture 2011. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, 19(1), 5-14.

Janus-like opposing roles of CD47 in autoimmune brain inflammation in humans and mice
Han, M. H., Lundgren, D. H., Jaiswal, S., Chao, M., Graham, K. L., & Steinman, L. (2012). Janus-like opposing roles of CD47 in autoimmune brain inflammation in humans and mice. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, 209(7), 1325-1334.

Identification of Naturally Occurring Fatty Acids of the Myelin Sheath That Resolve Neuroinflammation
Ho, P. P., Kanter, J. L., Johnson, A. M., Srinagesh, H. K., Chang, E.-J., & Robinson, W. H. (2012). Identification of Naturally Occurring Fatty Acids of the Myelin Sheath That Resolve Neuroinflammation. SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, 4(137).

Protective effect of an elastase inhibitor in a neuromyelitis optica-like disease driven by a peptide of myelin oligodendroglial glycoprotein
Herges, K., de Jong, B. A., Kolkowitz, I., Dunn, C., Mandelbaum, G., & Axtell, R. C. (2012). Protective effect of an elastase inhibitor in a neuromyelitis optica-like disease driven by a peptide of myelin oligodendroglial glycoprotein. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, 18(4), 398-408.

Impaired neurosteroid synthesis in multiple sclerosis
Noorbakhsh, F., Ellestad, K. K., Maingat, F., Warren, K. G., Han, M. H., & Power, C. (2011). Impaired neurosteroid synthesis in multiple sclerosis. BRAIN, 134, 2703-2721.

T helper type 1 and 17 cells determine efficacy of interferon-beta in multiple sclerosis and experimental encephalomyelitis
Axtell, R. C., de Jong, B. A., Boniface, K., Van der Voort, L. F., Bhat, R., & Raman, C. (2010). T helper type 1 and 17 cells determine efficacy of interferon-beta in multiple sclerosis and experimental encephalomyelitis. NATURE MEDICINE, 16(4), 406-U21.

Blocking angiotensin-converting enzyme induces potent regulatory T cells and modulates TH1-and TH17-mediated autoimmunity
Platten, M., Youssef, S., Hur, E. M., Ho, P. P., Han, M. H., & Steinman, L. (2009). Blocking angiotensin-converting enzyme induces potent regulatory T cells and modulates TH1-and TH17-mediated autoimmunity. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 106(35), 14948-14953.

Activation of kinin receptor B1 limits encephalitogenic T lymphocyte recruitment to the central nervous system
Schulze-Topphoff, U., Prat, A., Prozorovski, T., Siffrin, V., Paterka, M., & Zipp, F. (2009). Activation of kinin receptor B1 limits encephalitogenic T lymphocyte recruitment to the central nervous system. NATURE MEDICINE, 15(7), 788-793.

Systems biology for identification of molecular networks in multiple sclerosis
Han, M. H., & Steinman, L. (2009). Systems biology for identification of molecular networks in multiple sclerosis. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, 15(5), 529-530.

Proteomic analysis of active multiple sclerosis lesions reveals therapeutic targets
Han, M. H., Hwang, S.-I., Roy, D. B., Lundgren, D. H., Price, J. V., & Steinman, L. (2008). Proteomic analysis of active multiple sclerosis lesions reveals therapeutic targets. NATURE, 451(7182), 1076-U2.

Neurologic aspects of infections in international travelers
Han, M. H., & Zunt, J. R. (2005). Neurologic aspects of infections in international travelers. NEUROLOGIST, 11(1), 30-44.

Effects of protein kinase CK2, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 2, and protein phosphatase 2A on a phosphatidic acid-preferring phospholipase A1
Han, M. H., Han, D. Km., Aebersold, R. H., & Glomset, J. A. (2001). Effects of protein kinase CK2, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 2, and protein phosphatase 2A on a phosphatidic acid-preferring phospholipase A1. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 276(29), 27698-27708.

Cloning of a phosphatidic acid-preferring phospholipase A(1) from bovine testis
Higgs, H. N., Han, M. H., Johnson, G. E., & Glomset, J. A. (1998). Cloning of a phosphatidic acid-preferring phospholipase A(1) from bovine testis. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 273(10), 5468-5477.