Associate Professor Kathryn North

University of Sydney and Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Kathryn’s research work has concentrated on major inherited neurological disorders: neurofibromatosis and neuromuscular disease. She is a recognised international expert on learning disabilities in Neurofibromatosis type 1. Her laboratory research focuses on the molecular basis of myopathies and muscular dystrophies. Her team have recently discovered new disease genes, as well as genes which may affect muscle performance in the general population.