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Our principal investigators

 

Professor Volker Straub leads the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre and holds joint appointments between Newcastle University and the NHS. Professor Straub’s time is split between research and clinical commitments, with a focus on neuromuscular disease, and provides leadership across the five strands of the centre.

Professor Straub has recently be joined by Professor Jordi Díaz-Manera who is working as Professor of Neuromuscular Disorders and as Honorary Consultant Clinical Geneticist with the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Volker Straub
Harold Macmillan Professor of Medicine Consultant in Neuromuscular Genetics and Paediatrics
Jordi Díaz-Manera
Professor of Neuromuscular Disorders, Translational Medicine and Genetics Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics

 


Colleagues who represent each of the strands of activity in the Centre

 

Clinical
care

Dr Chiara Marini Bettolo

Clinical research

Dr Michela Guglieri

Diagnostics


Dr Rita Barresi

Basic
research

Networks & collaboration

Emma Heslop


In addition, important supporting activities are coordinated by the following

Finance & human resources

Emma Heslop

Communications


Cathy Turner

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