Principal Investigator | Miratul Muqit

Prof. Miratul Muqit FRSE

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science

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Prof. Miratul Muqit FRSE
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science

Miratul graduated in Medicine with Honours from the University of Edinburgh in 1997. He was awarded a prestigious Kennedy Scholarship to study Neurobiology at Harvard University undertaking Huntington’s disease research in Mel Feany’s laboratory in 2001. He obtained his PhD in 2007 from the UCL Institute of Neurology where he made a major contribution to the discovery of PINK1 kinase mutations in Parkinson’s disease under the supervision of Nicholas Wood FMedSci and David Latchman. In parallel he received clinical training at leading London teaching hospitals including the Hammersmith Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square. He specialized in Movement Disorders training under Andrew Lees FMedSci and Kailash Bhatia.

Miratul joined the MRC PPU as a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow (Sponsor: Dario Alessi FRS) in 2008 to investigate how PINK1 mutations lead to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s. He has been a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow since 2013 and a Consultant Neurologist since 2011. Miratul has received multiple awards for his research including the Queen Square Prize in Neurology (2006), Goulstonian Lecture of the Royal College of Physicians (2018) and Francis Crick Lecture of the Royal Society (2018). He became a member of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme in 2017 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2020.

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