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Functional Genetics

Staff list

Head of Division:

Dr Tom Burdon

Group Leader/Senior Research Fellow

Group Leaders / Career Track Fellows

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Research Interests
Dr Megan Davey Group Leader

Our current projects include:

  • The embryological origin of radial aplasia
  • Fate mapping the limb bud and the control of co-ordinated development of limb anatomy
  • Developing novel avian transgenic tools for developmental biology
  • The evolution of limb pattern in birds
  • The function of TALPID3
Prof Colin Farquharson Personal Chair of Skeletal Biology

Identification of the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for bone and cartilage growth, development and mineralisation in health and disease.

Dr Denis Headon Group Leader/Senior Research Fellow

Development, maintenance and repair of the skin and its appendages.

Dr Vicky MacRae Reader

Investigating new mechanisms of bone formation and vascular calcification.

Professor Simone Meddle Personal Chair of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

Adaptations of the neuroendocrine system: hormonal and neural regulation of reproduction and behaviour.  Animal Welfare: Neurobiology of positive welfare and behaviour.

Dr Joe Rainger Roslin Research Fellow