David FitzPatrick is a clinical geneticist and group leader in the MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGMM, University of Edinburgh. Our lab focusses on identifying the genetic basis of human developmental disorders. We study individuals who are born with severe eye malformations, particularly anophthalmia (missing eyes), microphthalmia (small eyes) and coloboma. We also study the genes that cause significant intellectual disability as a component of Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) or via the DDD project. Click the links above or below to find out more about each aspect of the work.

The current lab members are: Kathy Williamson PhD, Morad Ansari PhD, Hemant Bengani PhD, Mark Handley PhD, Jacqueline Rainger, Nikki Hall (ECAT Fellow), Omay Lee and Angela Sandilands. Click here for an up-to-date list of lab publications