Dr Rachel James

Rachel James is a Daphne Jackson Fellow at The University of Edinburgh. She has a background in neuroscience.

Prior to a career break of eight years, Rachel worked as a researcher looking at how the disruption of normal brain function can lead to disease.

Rachel’s Fellowship is sponsored by Medical Research Scotland and her supervisor at The University of Edinburgh is Professor Tom Gillingwater, Professor of Anatomy. Professor Gillingwater is funded by The Anatomical Society.

Rachel’s research project is titled: Targeting mitochondria to develop next-generation therapies for the childhood motor neuron disease, spinal muscular atrophy and her Fellowship is due to finish in 2021.

Please see here for a more detailed case study about Rachel, along with her recent blog written for the 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science:

Women in Science: Reviving a research career during a pandemic: cause of concern or cautious optimism? 



Host and Sponsor

  • Medical Research Scotland