E. Elizabeth Patton

Group Leader/Personal Chair of Chemical Genetics

  • MRC Human Genetics Unit
  • MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine

Contact details

Address

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MRC Human Genetics Unit MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine The University of Edinburgh Western General Hospital Crewe Road South

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH4 2XU
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Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre
MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine
The University of Edinburgh
Western General Hospital
Crewe Road South

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH4 2XR

Background

Professor E. Elizabeth Patton is a Reader and MRC Programme Leader Scientist at the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK. Professor Patton received a BSc Honours degree from King’s College at Dalhousie University, and a PhD from the University of Toronto, working with Mike Tyers to discover how E3 ubiquitin ligases control cell division. Following this, Liz received a Human Frontier Science Programme Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Professor Len Zon at Harvard Medical School, where she developed a zebrafish model for melanoma. Her lab uses chemical genetic approaches in zebrafish to investigate gene-drug interactions in melanocyte development, as well as in melanoma biology. Professor Patton is a Handling Editor at Disease Models and Mechanisms (Company of Biologists, Cambridge UK), and serves as an editorial board member for Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research (Wiley). Professor Patton was the founding President of the Zebrafish Disease Models Society (2013-2015) and currently serves as a Board member, and is an elected member of the Young Academy of Scotland at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the European Society of Pigment Cell Research. Professor Patton’s research is funded by the Medical Research Council, the European Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and a L’Oréal Paris USA–MRA Team Science Award for Women in Scientific Research.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, Dalhousie University, Canada Doctor of Science, University of Toronto

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