Dr Helen O’Neill is a molecular geneticist at University College London (UCL). She did her BSc in Molecular Genetics at University College Cork in Ireland and her MSc in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine at UCL. Dr O’Neill then did her PhD and postdoctoral research in the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics in the laboratory of Professor Robin Lovell-Badge at the National Institute for Medical Research (now the Francis Crick Institute). There she researched the genes involved in sex determination, including genes crucial for the formation of ovaries. Helen is currently in the Embryology, IVF, and Reproductive Genetics Group of the Institute for Women’s Health at UCL, where she works on the morphokinetics of preimplantation embryos and is using CRISPR genome editing to assess the treatment and understanding of sex chromosome disorders and neuromuscular disorders. Helen is also the programme director for the MSc in Reproductive Science and Women’s Health at UCL and lectures both masters and medical students.
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