Dr David A. Parry (PhD)

Research Fellow


David received his PhD from the University of Leeds Section of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience, where he studied the molecular genetics of inherited blindness. While working towards his PhD he identified two novel genetic causes of retinal degeneration. Following his PhD he took up a postdoctoral position at the Section of Genetics at the University of Leeds where he combined his interests in bioinformatics and molecular genetics to work on the identification and characterisation of novel rare disease genes using massively parallel sequencing technologies.

David took up a postdoctoral position in Edinburgh in 2015 where he has worked on the genetics of Motor Neurone Disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and developmental disorders. His current work in Andrew Jackson's lab concerns identifying the genetic causes of extreme growth failure.

David has helped identify and publish over 30 genetic causes of rare disease to date and is particularly interested in devleoping novel strategies for disease gene identification.

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