Dominic Wells, The Royal Veterinary College, London (UK)
In 1992 he was appointed to a full lectureship at the Royal Veterinary College in London.
Dominic Wells joined the Scientific and Medical Committee of Telethon in 2014.
Dominic Wells qualified from Cambridge University as a veterinary surgeon in 1984 together with a BA in Applied Biology. After several years in general practice in Nottinghamshire he attended the University of Wyoming where he obtained his Ph.D. in comparative physiology. In 1992 he was appointed to a full lectureship at the Royal Veterinary College in London. In 1995 he moved to the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, now part of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. He was appointed Professor at Imperial College October 2005. In early 2010 he moved back to the Royal Veterinary College as Professor in Translational Medicine. His research activities focused on the physiology of the muscle and genetic transfer in the skeletal muscle, in particular within the ambit of development of therapies for Duchenne type muscular dystrophy (DMD). He also engages in experimentation concerning other potential DMD and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) therapies. He is particularly interested in animal wellbeing for genetically modified mice and has joined many working groups working toward good practices, in conformity with the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement).