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Prof Mehul Dattani

Prof Mehul Dattani

Address

Institute of Child Health UCL
30 Guildford Street
London
WC1N 1EH

Appointments

  • Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology
    ICH Genetics & Genomic Medicine Prog
    UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL

1991-03-01

My group is currently investigating the genetic basis of pituitary and forebrain development, particularly in relation to the aetiology of disorders of forebrain and pituitary development. We have established the genetic basis of hypopituitarism in a significant number of patients presenting to the Paediatric Endocrinology clinics. We were the first to describe a genetic basis for a disorder called septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) which consists of forebrain, pituitary and eye defects. We have established collaborations with a number of national and international clinical and non-clinical scientists. As a result of these collaborations we have established a large collection of DNA samples from patients with various forms of hypopituitarism.
Award year Qualification Institution
1987 DCH
Diploma of Child Health
Paediatrics
Middlesex Hospital Medical School
1984 MBBS
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery
Medicine/Surgery
Middlesex Hospital Medical School

Keywords

Blindness|*|Cognition|*|Development|*|Gene expression|*|Genetic screens|*|Genetics|*|Genomics|*|Hypothalamic/pituitary function and dysfunction|*|Investigation into pituitary development|*|Linkage, mapping and positional cloning|*|Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)|*|Microarrays|*|Neuroanatomical approaches|*|Neuropsychological testing|*|Sleep disorders|*|Visual disorders


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