Dr Kiterie Faller

MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow / Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery


A recognised Specialist in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, Kiterie is particularly interested in neurodegenerative disorders. Her main research focuses on Motor Neuron Diseases (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy). She is studying the molecular changes leading to neurodegeneration in these devastating diseases, with a particular focus on metabolism. 

Kiterie graduated in 2005 from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France), before undertaking rotating small animal internships at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (Paris) and at the University of Glasgow. She then moved into research at the University of Oxford where she completed her Ph.D. studying the role of creatine in the failing heart using magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. She returned to the University of Glasgow in 2013 to complete a residency in neurology and neurosurgery, and became a specialist in 2016, before moving to Edinburgh as a Lecturer in 2017. She became a Senior Lecturer in 2020. 


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Oxford

Professional Qualifications

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN)

Undergraduate teaching

Year 1 GEP: Neurophysiology lectures

Year 3: Cat and Dog course - Neurology subject organiser. 

Year 5: clinical rotations. Neurology, Ophthalmology, Large Animal Anaesthesia module representative. 

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Co-supervisor with Prof Tom Gillingwater (main supervisor) of: 

- Ms Dinja van der Hoorn

- Mr Rizwan Farrukh

- Ms Hattie McHale-Owen

- Ms Hannah Crick

Research summary


Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Anyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Lysosomal storage disorders

Genetics of neurological disorders