DR Vilija Jokubaitis

DR Vilija Jokubaitis


  • Biostatistics (Prognostic Outcome models)
  • Epidemiology (Risk factors (environmental); treatment outcomes; pregnancy in MS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (Genetics, genomics, epigenetics, biomarkers)
  • Neuroinflammation (Innate immunity)



Member of

  • Australian and New Zealand Genetics (ANZgene) Consortium. Working Group Member 2017 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2009
  • BCom, University of Melbourne 2004
  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne 2004

Awards and honors

  • European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ECTRIMS), 2013
  • Research Week: Best Poster - Clinical Science, Melbourne Health, 2011
  • Travel Award, European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ECTRIMS), 2011
  • MSRA Young Investigator - Oral Presentation Award, MS Research Australia (MSRA), 2009
  • ANS - Poster Prize, Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS), 2005
  • Funding Partner PhD Scholarship, Australian Rotary Health Research Fund (ARHRF), 2004



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Research topics suitable for Honours, Masters and Doctoral programs in the following areas are available: - prognostic outcomes modelling in multiple sclerosis (MS) - genotype-phenotype correlations in MS - pharmacogenomics - pregnancy outcomes in MS - innate immunity - epidemiology (environment and MS risk and outcomes) Descriptions of projects on offer can be found at: http://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/research-groups/medicine-and-radiology-research/royal-melbourne-hospital/MS-BioGaPs Research projects are offered through the Department of Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The projects are suitable for neurologists / advanced trainees in neurology with academic focus or scientists with interest in clinical outcomes research, or laboratory research.