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Jacob Reading


Victoria Smallpeice Fellow

Paediatric neuromuscular disease

Victoria Smallpeice Fellow

I am a paediatric registrar, in the fourth year of my speciality training.

I am the Victoria Smallpeice Fellow at Oxford University, which has given me the opportunity to take six months out my clinical training to gain research experience.

As I have a particular interest in paediatric neurology, I am thrilled to be a part of the STRONG team, working with Professor Laurent Servais and Dr Sithara Ramdas.

We investigate paediatric neuromuscular diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. These are traditionally seen as devastating diseases, causing progressive disability with no cure, but over the last few years some extremely exciting new targeted medicines have been developed.

Our team is running a number of clinical trials, in which we are treating some incredible and inspiring kids with these horrible diseases, in the hope that one day no-one will have to suffer them in the same way again.