Prof Manju Kurian

Prof Manju Kurian

Manju Kurian is an academic neurologist based at the UCL-Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is a Professor of Neurogenetics and NIHR Research Professor.

Her clinical areas of interest include movement disorders, neurometabolic syndromes and childhood neurodegeneration. Her current research encompasses gene discovery for childhood neurological disorders, including early onset epilepsy, neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) and other motor disorders, such as dystonia and parkinsonism.

Her lab uses a number of different models (including patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell models) to investigate the underlying pathological basis of disease and develop novel precision therapies. Her long-term goal is to translate her research for patient benefit, through improved clinical diagnosis and better personalized medicine approaches.