Fellowship awarded to Rickie Patani

21 August 2013

Dr Rickie PataniCongratulations to Rowling Fellow Dr Rickie Patani, who has been awarded an Intermediate Clinical Fellowship for Clinician Scientists from the Wellcome Trust.

Rickie will be starting his lab in October and is sponsored by UCL, University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge. This is a 5-year fellowship during which Rickie will finish his higher training in Clinical Neurology. His research aims to molecularly define the precise roles of RNA metabolism and cellular autonomy in the pathogenesis of motor neurone disease.

Rickie says "As a clinician, I wish to resolve the pathobiology of MND in order to allow a more mechanistically rationalised approach to targeted molecular therapy for this devastating, rapidly progressive and untreatable condition".

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