Meet the Basic Research Strand

The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre is structured around four important strands of activity – clinical care & diagnostics, clinical research, basic research and networking & collaborations – but all are strongly interlinked and the work across these teams is key to our success and impact in the neuromuscular field.

Adam McFarlane

Laboratory Technical Specialist

Basic Research

Alejandro Gonzalez Chamorro

Project Coordinator

Basic Research

Alexandra Monceau

Research Associate

Basic Research

Amy Vincent

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow

Basic Research

Ana Topf

Senior Research Associate

Basic Research

Andrew Galloway

Laboratory Technician

Basic Research

Catherine Collins

Research Assistant

Basic Research

Dan Cox

Internal Quality Assurance Manager

Basic Research

Elisa Villalobos

Research Associate

Basic Research

Esther Fernández-Simón

Research Associate

Basic Research

Giorgio Tasca

Clinical Professor of Neuromuscular Science

Basic Research
Clinical Care
Clinical Research

James Clark

Laboratory Technical Specialist

Basic Research

Jordi Díaz Manera

Professor of Neuromuscular Disease

Basic Research
Clinical Research
Clinical Care

Jose Verdú-Díaz

Research Assistant

Basic Research

Karen Suetterlin

NIHR Clinical Lecturer

Clinical Research
Clinical Care
Basic Research

Leonela Luce

Research Associate

Basic Research

Mohi Miah

PhD student

Basic Research

Mojgan Reza

Research Associate

Basic Research

Panos Katsikis

Laboratory Technician

Basic Research

Priyanka Mehra

PhD Student

Basic Research

Rasya Krishnan Gokul Nath

Research Assistant

Basic Research

Sam Fitzsimmons

Project Manager

Basic Research

Sonia Guarnero

Research Associate

Basic Research

Tiago Bernardino Gomes

Academic Clinical Fellow

Basic Research
Clinical Research

Volker Straub

Harold Macmillan Professor of Medicine

Basic Research
Clinical Care
Clinical Research
Networking

Zoe Laidler

PhD Student

Basic Research