Department of Neurology
Cambridge University, University Clinical Lectureship, UK
Rickie Patani graduated with degrees in Medicine (MB,BS) and neuroscience (BSc) from Imperial College (London, UK) in 2004. He then completed his general medical training at Hammersmith Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square (UK). He obtained a PhD in Pluripotent Stem Cell Neurobiology from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2011 as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, and is now completing higher training in clinical neurology while continuing laboratory-based research. Dr Patani is currently a Specialist Registrar and University Clinical Lecturer in Neurology at Cambridge University (UK).
Dr Patani’s research focuses on using pluripotent stem cells as an investigative tool to resolve the developmental logic of human region-specific neuronal subtype specification, with a view to establishing refined in-vitro model systems to study neurodegenerative disease mechanisms.