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Our principal investigators

 

Professors Kate Bushby, Volker Straub and Rita Horvath lead the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre and hold joint appointments between Newcastle University and the NHS. With over 160 publications in the last three years, their time is split between research and clinical commitments, with a focus on neuromuscular disease, and they provide leadership across the five strands of the centre.

 

Kate Bushby
Professor of Neuromuscular Genetics Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Rita Horvath
Professor of Neurogenetics
Volker Straub
Harold Macmillan Professor of Medicine Consultant in Neuromuscular Genetics and Paediatrics

 


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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