Dr Gabrielle Wheway

About me

My background is in the genetics and cell biology of a suite of human developmental diseases known as ciliopathies. These conditions are so called because they are associated with defects in primary cilia, structures on the apical surface of most epithelial cells which play important roles in signalling between and within cells. I am particularly interested in ciliopathies affecting the central nervous system, including the retina, and those affecting the kidney.
I specialise in using high-throughput reverse genetics approaches to studying gene functions. I have an interest in high-throughput RNA and DNA sequencing for the identification of disease genes, and characterisation of these.

Area of expertise

Primary cilia, ciliopathies, rare disease genetics, embryonic development, developmental disease, developmental signalling, high-throughput screening, high-content imaging.

My Publications