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Dr Haiyan Zhou

Therapeutic Innovations and Trials co-lead

Dr. Haiyan Zhou is an Associate Professor in Genetic Therapy at University College London (UCL) and the UK Harrington Rare Disease Scholar. Her research focuses on the development of nucleic acid therapy (NAT) for rare genetic disorders and is the Director of the national programme on establishing a UK Platform of Nucleic Acid Therapy (UPNAT Node) for rare disease to expedite the rapid translation of nucleic acid therapy to the clinic. Dr. Zhou is the principal investigator in a series of research projects on the development of RNA therapeutics for a wide range of genetic diseases. Dr. Zhou also serves as the deputy theme lead of the Novel Therapy Theme in the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at UCL Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH BRC). Now, she will co-lead our Therapeutic Innovations and Trials community which will support research to propel genomic and clinical insight to develop innovative or personalised treatments.

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