Prof Colin Johnson
Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Section of Ophthalmology and Neurosciences, Leeds Institute of
University of Leeds
+44 (0)113 343 8443
In recent years, an ever-increasing number of inherited diseases, of previously unknown aetiology, are caused by defects in primary cilia and basal bodies. The aim of my research is to gain novel insights into the molecular mechanisms of early embryogenesis and neurodevelopment, by elucidating the role of primary ciliary and basal body function with key pathways of development.