Professor Jackson is a Programme Leader at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh. He is also an honorary consultant in Clinical Genetics, and was elected as a member of EMBO in 2013.
Over the past 15 years his research has focussed on the identification of genes for inherited neurological disorders and in defining the functional role of the proteins they encode. The Jackson lab has discovered 12 human disease genes acting in growth and inflammation, all involved in fundamental cellular processes. From a starting point of human disease, his research goal is to provide new insights into basic biological processes.
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