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Professor Henry Houlden

University College London

Henry is the rare disease GeCIP domain representative on the GeCIP Board. He is a senior lecturer and consultant neurologist at University College London and the National Hospital Neurology and Neurosurgery.

His laboratory works on the genetics of neurodegeneration, peripheral nerve disease, ataxias and paroxysmal movement disorders. He also has an interest in neurorehabilitation. His research group is carrying out a programme of genetic and pathological investigations into human neurodegeneration. They have recently identified two ataxia genes and are working on a number of disease genes in ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. These genetic and neuropathological studies integrating functional in vitro research will translate this research into disease-modifying treatment for human diseases.

He is the deputy lead PI of the Synaptopathies Initiative and aims to understand mono- and polygenic inheritance with a focus on paroxysmal dyskinesias, episodic ataxias and overlap syndromes with epilepsy and migraine.

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