As an MBPhD graduate (Cambridge & UCL), Dr. Ryten has received training in basic research and clinical medicine. While her PhD focused on purinergic signalling in skeletal muscle, following this experience she completed an MRC Post-doctoral Training Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics. Since 2017 she has led her own research group and focused on the use of transcriptomic data as a functional readout of the genome. She specifically works in neurogenetics, using transcriptomic data, primarily derived from human brain or brain relevant cell types, to build resources required to improve the molecular understanding of complex and rare neurological diseases with a particular interest in neurodegenerative diseases. She is highly collaborative and is interested in making her work accessible to the wider neuroscience research community. Current projects include genetic regulation of gene expression in the basal ganglia, gene co-expression networks in brain and re-annotation of genes associated with neurological diseases.