Mary Reilly

We are delighted to say that Professor Mary Reilly, from the National Hospital for Neurology, and probably the UK’s leading expert in CMT has agreed to become a Patron of the organisation.  Mary has always been hugely supportive of our work and supports our efforts wholeheartedly.

Research Summary

My research focusses 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.

I am currently Chair of the Association of British Neurologists. I co-chair the Inherited Neuropathy Consortium with Mike Shy on research into CMT and other related conditions.

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Last Updated: Tuesday 15th January, 2019