Mary Reilly

We are delighted to say that Professor Mary Reilly is a Patron of CMTUK. She works from the National Hospital for Neurology, and is probably the UK’s leading expert in CMT.  Mary is very supportive of our work and supports our efforts wholeheartedly.

Research Summary

My research focuses on peripheral nerve disease. Our group has a longstanding interest in inherited neuropathies which is the main area of interest.  I particularly work on Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), the hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies (HSAN) and the distal hereditary motor neuropathies (HMN). Up until recently I have concentrated on identifying causative genes / mutations for these neuropathies and in performing large scale genotype / phenotype studies. More recently I have become interested in the functional consequences of mutated neuropathy genes and currently have a number of projects exploring specific genes for CMT1, CMT2, HSAN1 and HMN.

Mary is a  former Chair of the Association of British Neurologists, co-chairs the Inherited Neuropathy Consortium with Mike Shy on research into CMT and other related conditions and has just become Vice Chair of International CMT and related disorders.

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Last Updated: Monday 17th January, 2022