Rickie Patani obtained his BSc (in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience) and MBBS from Imperial College London in 2004. He gained MRCP in 2007 and a PhD in Stem Cell Neurobiology from Cambridge University in 2011, funded by a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship. While completing his higher clinical training in Neurology, he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellowship and started his research group at the Department of Molecular Neuroscience at the UCL Institute of Neurology in 2013. Rickie gained MRCP (Neurology) in 2015 and was appointed as an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square in 2017. Rickie's lab will shortly move to the Francis Crick Institute, where they will continue to work on human induced pluripotent stem cell models of neurodegeneration, with particular focus on the themes of RNA metabolism and cellular autonomy. Rickie's lab has a diverse portfolio of public engagement activities (see the group's twitter account @PataniLab for more information).