EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE:
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
8:45 a.m. EST
BALTIMORE - Angela Vincent, M.Sc., FMedSci, FRS, received the Research Recognition Award,
clinical science, at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), a medical and
scientific society whose members are dedicated to advancing research and
education for preventing, treating and curing epilepsy.
Vincent is an emeritus professor of neuroimmunology at the University of Oxford and has
affiliations with University College and Kings College, London. As an honorary consultant in
immunology, she established and directed the Oxford Neuroimmunology Service from 1992-
2016. She was president of the International Society of Neuroimmunology (2001-2004), head
of the department of clinical neurology (2005- 2008), and associate editor of Oxford
Academic’s Brain Journal of Neurology (2004-2013).
Although she is not a neurologist, Vincent received the 2009 Association of British Neurologists
medal and the 2017 World Federation for Neurorehabilitation (WFN) Medal for scientific
contributions to neurology. In 2018, she received the Klaus Joachim Zülch Prize with two
other doctors. She was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2002 and Fellow
of the Royal Society of London in 2011.
Her past and current interests include clinical and serological studies on patients with
neuromuscular junction disorders (myasthenia, MuSK-myasthenia, Lambert Eaton myasthenic
syndrome, peripheral nerve hyperexcitability) and acquired disorders of the central nervous
system associated with antibodies to receptors, ion channels and associated proteins, which
causes a wide range of issues including amnesia, seizures, psychiatric and movement
disorders. She also pioneered the role of maternal antibodies in causing neuronal pathology
that could influence susceptibility to developmental and other neurological diseases. She
received her M.B.B.S. and M.Sc. in biochemistry from University College of London.
The AES Research Recognition Awards are given annually to active scientists and clinicians
working in all aspects of epilepsy research. The awards are designed to recognize professional
excellence reflected in a distinguished history of research of important promise for the
improved understanding and treatment of epilepsy. These awards include a $10,000