Dr Shona M. Kerr (BSc PhD)

Project Manager QTL in Health & Disease Programme


Shona Kerr is Project Manager of the QTL in Health and Disease group at the MRC Human Genetics Unit. She is also Associate Director of the  Edinburgh CRF Genetics Core.  Her primary interests are in the genetics of complex traits in human population cohorts and methods development in biomedical collections. Prior to her current post, Shona had an academic career in molecular genetics at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Her PhD was from King’s College London through the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.


Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow (Biochemsitry, First Class Honours)

PhD, King's College London

Responsibilities & affiliations

Shona chaired the Generation Scotland Access Committee from 2009 to 2012 and is still a member of that Committee.

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