Short CV/Education and training

  • 1978 – 1981
    M.A. in Physiological Sciences, University of Oxford

  • 1983
    - 1986 Ph.D. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, London

  • 1987
    - 1989 Postdoctoral position, supervisor: Dr. David Page, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, M.I.T.

  • 1987 – 1988
    NIH International Fellowship (Fogarty Fellowship)

  • 1989
    E.M.B.O. Long Term Fellowship

  • 1990 – 1996
    Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Dept., Imperial College School of Medicine

  • 1990 – 1994
    Royal Society University Research Fellow, Medical School Senior Research Fellow

  • 1994 – 1996
    Lecturer (HEFCE funded, tenured)

  • 1997 – 2001
    Neurogenetics Dept, Imperial College School of Medicine

  • 1997 – 1998
    Lecturer (HEFCE funded, tenured)

  • 1998 – 2001
    Reader (HEFCE funded, tenured)

  • since 2001
    Neurodegenerative Disease Dept., Institute of Neurology, UCL. Professor (HEFCE funded, tenured)

  • since 2003
    Honorary Visiting Programme Leader (Neurodegeneration), MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell

  • since 2004
    Visiting Scientist, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill HIll

  • since 2009
    Visiting Professor, Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Imperial College, London

Selected publications

  • Devoy, A., Bunton-Stasyshyn, R.K.A., Tybulewicz, V.L.J., Smith, A.J.H., Fisher, E.M.C. (2012) Genomically humanized mice: technologies and promise. Nat Rev Genet 13: 14-20. PMID:22179716.

  • Banks, G.T., et al. (2011) Behavioural and other phenotypes in a cytoplasmic dynein light intermediate chain 1 mutant mouse. J. Neurosci. 31: 5483-5494. PMID:21471385.

  • Chia, R., Achilli, F., Festing, M.F.W, Fisher, E.M.C. (2005) The origins and uses of mouse outbred stocks. Nature Genetics 37: 1181-1186.

  • O Doherty, et al. (2005) An aneuploid mouse strain carrying human chromosome 21 with Down syndrome phenotypes.Science 309: 2033-2037.

  • Hafezparast, M.,et al (2003) Mutations in dynein link motor neuron degeneration to defects in retrograde transport. Science 300: 808-812.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Genetics Society (UK)

  • EMBO Member

  • Fellow of the Society of Biology (UK)

  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)

Media coverage

  • Undertaken inteviews for news, papers/TV/radio


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