Doctor Giles Watts joins School of Medicine from Harvard Medical School
Doctor Giles Watts has been appointed as a lecturer in Cell Biology and Biochemistry in the School of Medicine within the Faculty of Health. Dr Watts joins from Harvard Medical School where he was an Instructor in Pediatrics and Medicine at the Children's Hospital, Boston, USA.
Dr Watts' recent research expertise is in Paget's disease, and how it relates to other diseases including inclusion body myopathy and frontotemporal dementia. While working at Harvard he identified the gene responsible for the disease and brings this expertise to the University of East Anglia.
Dr Watts said, "I'm delighted to be joining the University of East Anglia. My research into Paget's disease is something of a home coming, since the Paget's disease of the bone, or osteitis deformans, is named after Sir James Paget, a Norfolk man, who was the first to describe the disease in 1877."
Professor Tom Wileman, who heads the Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Research Institute in the Faculty of Health said, "I am delighted to welcome Giles to the Faculty. He has enormous experience in his field and his research is important and exciting. We very much look forward to his contribution in the Institute and in Faculty of Health."
Dr Watts takes up his appointment in the School of Medicine at the University of East Anglia with immediate effect.