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January 3, 2023 — The Sumaira Foundation is pleased to welcome Patrick Waters, BSc PhD CSci FIBMS FRCPath, of the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) to join TSF’s medical advisory board.
Patrick “Paddy” Waters is a Biochemist and co-Director of the Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Diagnostic Laboratory based at the University of Oxford. He has 15 years experience in the development and evaluation of neurologic diagnostic tests. He promotes the use of native protein to detect target specific antibodies. He was involved in the discovery of the glycine receptor, LGI1, CASPR2, and the GABA-A receptor as targets of antibodies associated with CNS diseases.
He was a panel member for the development of criteria for NMOSD and MOGAD and an author on the clinical criteria for the diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Neurology, an author of more than 200 publications, holds patents and receives royalties for antibody detection and has been a member of the Clarivate Analytics list for researchers for the last six years.