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Dr Gemma Walmsley MA VetMB PhD DipECVN FHEA MRCVS

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology Musculoskeletal & Ageing Science


Personal Statement

I qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Cambridge in 2005, having also completed an intercalated degree in neurophysiology. Following graduation I moved to the Royal Veterinary College to undertake a general rotating internship followed by specialist clinical training in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery. In 2009 I passed the diploma examination of the European College of Veterinary Neurology and I am a recognised RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology. During my residency I developed an interest in neuromuscular diseases and afterwards joined the Comparative Neuromuscular Diseases Laboratory at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London for a doctoral research project on centronuclear myopathy in dogs. I have been at the University of Liverpool since 2013 and am a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology. I continue to have a particular interest in comparative neuromuscular disorders and my time is split between research, teaching and clinical veterinary work at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital.

Keywords: comparative neuromuscular; inherited myopathy; canine HACD1-CNM; zebrafish model; lipidomics