Working Group Participant

Mie Rizig, MD, PhD

University College London

Mie is the lead coordinator of the International Parkinson Disease Genomics Consortium-Africa (IPDGC-Africa). She is currently a senior clinical research fellow at University College London (UCL), Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom and an honorary registrar at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, United Kingdom. Mie’s research interest is studying clinical and genetic diversity of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in underrepresented populations in Sub-Saharan African, Central Europe, and Central Asia. She works in several African countries aiming to improve research standards and education of health professionals, and to raise awareness of PD in patients, relatives, and communities. Before embarking on her current project, Mie completed a postdoctoral clinical research fellowship for 3 years with Prof. Nick Wood at the UCL, Institute of Neurology, recruiting and characterizing a large cohort of PD patients with the rare LRRK2 gene mutation. Mie studied medicine at the University of Khartoum, in Sudan. She completed her general medical training in several London hospitals. She has a master’s degree and a PhD in molecular genetics from University College London (UCL).