Rebekah Tillotson

SickKids, Toronto, Canada

Career path: I completed my undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Edinburgh, UK. I stayed at the University of Edinburgh for my PhD under the supervision of Adrian Bird (Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology). In January 2018, I moved to SickKids, Toronto, Canada to begin a post-doctoral fellowship in Monica Justice’s lab. This project is a collaboration with Douglas Higgs and Richard Gibbons (University of Oxford, UK) and Matthew Hurles (Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK).

Scientific Interests: My PhD work on Rett syndrome and MeCP2 protein function has given me a great interest both in epigenetics and in understanding the biology of genetic diseases. I am fascinated by the link between neurological disease and the function of chromatin-associated proteins – made clear by the Deciphering Developmental Disorders study. My post-doctoral work seeks to identify genetic interactions that suppress phenotypes in mouse models of neurological disease.

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