Professor Dame Kay Davies

Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy; Director, MRC Functional Genomics Unit; Associate Head (Development, Impact and Equality) of the Medical Sciences Division; Fellow of Hertford College


Professor Davies researches the molecular analysis of human genetic disease, particularly the genetic basis of neuromuscular and neurological disorders. She first became interested in muscular dystrophy more than 20 years ago and many members of her research group are dedicated to finding effective treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and spinal muscular atrophy. She has an active interest in the ethical implications of her research and in the public understanding of science. 

Dame Kay sits on a number of advisory panels and previously chaired the UK government's Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification.