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Dr Claire Rice

Dr Claire Rice

Dr Claire Rice
BA, MB BChir, MA, PhD, FRCP, PGCert TLHE, FHEA

Consultant Senior Lecturer in Multiple Sclerosis Neurology

Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Lev,
Learning and Research Building, Southmead Hospital BS10 5NB
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+44 (0) 117 4146695

Summary

Dr Claire Rice is a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Multiple Sclerosis Neurology at the Institute of Clinical Neurosciences in Bristol.

She was awarded a BA (Hons) in Neuroscience from Cambridge University in 1996 and completed her undergraduate medical training in Cambridge, qualifying in 1998. Dr Rice's post-graduate neurology training was based at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol although she also worked at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London and at Royal United Hospital in Bath. Her doctoral research focused on the development of bone marrow-derived cell therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) and she was awarded a PhD from Bristol University in 2008.

Dr Rice works with the MS team at the Bristol and Avon MS Unit (BrAMS), Southmead Hospital and runs a specialist clinic in neuroinflammatory disease as well as participating in the general neurology service at Southmead Hospital. The aim of her on-going laboratory-based research is to improve repair in MS and she has been actively involved, together with Professor Scolding, in setting up clinical trials of bone marrow-derived cell therapy in progressive MS.

Dr Rice contributes to a number of undergraduate and post-graduate courses at the University of Bristol and is co-lead for Junior Medicine and Surgery (Year 3 MB ChB).

 

 

Activities / Findings

Dr Claire Rice is a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Multiple Sclerosis Neurology at the Institute of Clinical Neurosciences in Bristol.

She was awarded a BA (Hons) in Neuroscience from Cambridge University in 1996 and completed her undergraduate medical training in Cambridge, qualifying in 1998. Dr Rice's post-graduate neurology training was based at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol although she also worked at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London and at Royal United Hospital in Bath. Her doctoral research focused on the development of bone marrow-derived cell therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) and she was awarded a PhD from Bristol University in 2008.

Dr Rice works with the MS team at the Bristol and Avon MS Unit (BrAMS), Southmead Hospital and runs a specialist clinic in neuroinflammatory disease as well as participating in the general neurology service at Southmead Hospital. The aim of her on-going laboratory-based research is to improve repair in MS and she has been actively involved, together with Professor Scolding, in setting up clinical trials of bone marrow-derived cell therapy in progressive MS.

Dr Rice contributes to a number of undergraduate and post-graduate courses at the University of Bristol and is academic lead for Junior Medicine and Surgery (Year 3 MB ChB).

Expertise

Stem cells are primitive cells capable of developing into a number of different mature cell types. Increasingly, adult human stem cells are recognised to have many of the properties previously thought to be specific to embryonic stem cells. Such cells would have several advantages as a source of transplant material in disease states as they would avoid the practical and ethical concerns surrounding use of embryonic tissue, would avoid rejection and are relatively easy to obtain. I am isolating stem cells from adult human bone marrow and, by manipulation of their culture conditions, differentiating them along neuroectodermal lineage.

  • stem cells
  • disease
  • transplant material
  • human bone marrow
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