Juliet Ellis

Freelance science consultant/writer in biochemistry

University College London

Juliet Ellis

Dr Juliet A. Ellis trained as a biochemist at the University of Bristol, where she developed an interest in understanding the cellular mechanisms underlying inherited diseases. However, it was her post-doctoral work at Cambridge, working with Prof Martin Bobrow of The Dept. Medical Genetics, at the university and Dr John Kendrick-Jones at Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, where she was the first to identify a function of the nuclear protein emerin. This research led to her being awarded a group leader position in The Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics at King’s College, London where she has expanded her work to encompass several more neuromuscular disorders and cardiomyopathies. In this role she has met affected families with a wide range of myopathic conditions and the clinicians who treat them. Recently, she has also joined Prof. Francesco Muntoni’s team at The Institute of Child Health, University College, London, as a Clinical Research Study Coordinator for a range of therapeutic trials occurring across Europe on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.