Interview with Professor Patrick MacLeod, conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 06 June 2015, in Glasgow. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey and Mr Alan Yabsley.
Professor Patrick MacLeod (b. 1940) is a Clinical Professor of Medical Genetics in the Department of Medical Genetics University of British Columbia and an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Centre for Biomedical Research, Department of Biology, University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia. He trained in Medicine at the University of British Columbia before going on to train in Paediatrics and Medical Genetics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital under the direction of the late F Clarke Fraser PhD MD OC. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Genetics. He has initiated research in various paediatric neurological disorders, contributed to the mapping of the gene for what is now known as spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (Machado Joseph Disease) and the natural history of Rett syndrome in a large cohort of Canadian families.
The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group is funded by the Wellcome Trust, which is a registered charity (no. 210183). The current interview has been funded by the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award entitled “Makers of modern biomedicine: testimonies and legacy” (2012-2017; awarded to Professor Tilli Tansey).
The interview is part of the History of the Modern Biomedicine Interviews (Digital Collection).
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Example of how to cite: Tansey E M (intvr); Yabsley A (prod) (2017) MacLeod, Patrick: 01 - Becoming a medical geneticist (06-Jun-2015). History of Modern Biomedicine Interviews (Digital Collection), item e2017102. London: Queen Mary University of London.
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