Area of Current Research Interests
Gene therapy for neurological disorders, specifically brain tumours, Parkinson’s Disease and multiple sclerosis. Also interested in neuro-immunology and viral immunology and viral vectors for gene therapy.
Promoted to Senior Lecturer from 1.10.94.
Appointed Lister Institute Professor of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy from 1.7.95.
Reviewer of Clinical Trials in Gene Therapy and advisor for the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee, 1996.
Fellowship extended by 2 years to 30.9.00.
Member of the MRC’s Medical Advisory Board, 1999.
Appointed Member of the “Biological Sub-Committee” of the UK Medicines Control Agency, 1999.
Ad-hoc advisor to the NIH-RAC Committee on Human Gene Transfer Protocols, 1999, 2000.
Awarded the ‘Brain Bursary’ to give the Annual Brain Bursary Lecture, 2000.
Appointed Director and head of the ‘Gene Therapeutics Research Institute’ at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles from September, 2001.