E. Elizabeth Patton

Group Leader/Personal Chair of Chemical Genetics

  • MRC Human Genetics Unit
  • Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Contact details

Address

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MRC Human Genetics Unit
Institute of Genetics and Cancer
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
Institute of Genetics and Cancer
The University of Edinburgh
Western General Hospital
Crewe Road South

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH4 2XR

Background

E. Elizabeth Patton PhD FRSE is a Professor and MRC Investigator at the MRC Institute of Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh, UK. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto working with Mike Tyers in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics to discover how E3 ubiquitin ligases control cell division. She then received a Human Frontier Science Programme Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Len Zon at Harvard Medical School, where she developed the first BRAF animal model in zebrafish that is now used world wide to study melanoma. In Edinburgh, Liz’s lab uses chemical genetics  in zebrafish to investigate gene-drug interactions in melanocyte development and in melanoma. Liz is the Editor in Chief at Disease Models and Mechanisms (Company of Biologists, Cambridge UK). She was the founding President of the Zebrafish Disease Models Society (2013-2015), and currently serves as an elected member to the executive of ZDMS, the European Zebrafish Society and the Society for Melanoma Research. Professor Patton is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Her research is funded by the Medical Research Council, the European Research Council, and the Melanoma Research Alliance

Qualifications

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

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