Kay Davies is a Stourbridge-born Scientist who has dedicated her career to finding a cure for muscular dystrophy and researching into the debilitating condition.
She first became interested in muscular dystrophy research more than 20 years ago and many of her fact-finding group are dedicated to finding effective treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy.
In 1999, she set up the MRC Functional Genomics Unit aimed at exploiting genome information for the analysis of the function of genes in the nervous system.
She has an active interest in the ethical implications of her research and in the public understanding of science. She is also a founding fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2003.