Rita Horváth

Senior Lecturer

Newcastle University

Rita Horváth

After graduating from the Semmelweis Medical University, Dr Horvath completed her clinical training in neurology in Budapest, Hungary. She started clinical research in mitochondrial disease in 1995 when she received a fellowship from the Soros Foundation to work in Professor Eric Shoubridge’s laboratory in Montreal, which was the basis of her PhD in 2000.

Between 1999 and 2007 Dr Horvath worked on the diagnosis and research of mitochondrial encephalomyopathies in the Academic Hospital Schwabing and the Medical Genetic Center in Munich, Germany. In October 2007 she joined the Mitochondrial Research Group at Newcastle University as a Lecturer, and in 2010 she was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Genetic Medicine. Her present position involves both clinical work (neurogenetics clinic) and research. Her current investigations focus on pediatric disorders with combined respiratory chain deficiency, and she has also started a new clinical service within the MRC Neuromuscular Centre in Newcastle addressing inherited peripheral neuropathies (CMTs).

Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastle University
International Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3BZ
United Kingdom