Al-Louzi Lab

Omar Al-Louzi, MD.
Personal Statement

My research interest focuses on studying visual and MRI biomarkers in MS and neuroimmunological disorders. Our lab focuses on clinical and translational research using the visual pathway as a model for central nervous system tissue injury and repair in neuroscience."


Omar Al-Louzi, MD

Breakthrough Research Areas

  • Visual functional and structural injury as a marker of disease progression in multiple sclerosis
  • Modeling retinal neurodegeneration using optical coherence tomography
  • Examining the central vein sign (CVS) as a marker of perivenular inflammation using advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Implementing machine-learning methodology for automated MRI analysis

Meet Our Team


Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Al-Louzi Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

Al-Louzi O, Roy S, Osuorah I, Parvathaneni P, Smith BR, Ohayon J, Sati P, Pham DL, Jacobson S, Nath A, Reich DS, Cortese I.

PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7708929

Al-Louzi O, Button J, Newsome SD, Calabresi PA, Saidha S. 

Mult Scler. 2017 Jun;23(7):1035-1039.

Al-Louzi OA, Bhargava P, Newsome SD, Balcer LJ, Frohman EM, Crainiceanu C, Calabresi PA, Saidha S.

Mult Scler. 2016 Mar;22(3):362-72