CMN GOSH/ICH PhD Fellowships
Caring Matters Now PhD Fellowship 2015
William Baird will be undertaking a PhD project entitled ‘Gene Therapy For Congenital Melanocytic Naevi’. William will be working in the laboratory to grow up cells and start testing different ways of trying to correct the NRAS gene mutation/mistake that leads to most cases of CMN. William is supervised by Dr. Veronica Kinsler and has a secondary supervisor Prof Steve Hart in the gene therapy department in the Institute of Child Health. This study will only be in the laboratory, not in patients, but it is a first opportunity for us to look for ways of treating the problem of CMN at its source.