MacLeod, Patrick

A video interview with Dr. Patrick MacLeod at the Sixth International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics at the European Society of Human Genetics, 6th June 2015, Glasgow UK.
Professor Patrick MacLeod (born 1940) is a Clinical Professor of Medical Genetics in the Department of Medical Genetics University of British Columbia and an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Centre for Biomedical Research, Department of Biology, University of Victoria in Victoria British Columbia. He trained in Medicine at the University of British Columbia before going on to train in Paediatrics and Medical Genetics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital under the direction of the late F Clarke Fraser PhD MD OC. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Genetics. He has initiated research in various paediatric neurological disorders, contributed to the mapping of the gene for what is now known as spinocerebellar ataxia 3 (Machado Joseph Disease) and the natural history of Rett Syndrome in a large cohort of Canadian families. In this interview and associated material he describes his career and discusses many of these fascinating aspects of his work.
Interview conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 6 June 2015, and transcribed by Ms Debra Gee. The transcript for these video interviews can be found here: A longer audio only interview was also conducted, the transcript of which is also available at The original recording and unedited transcript will be available to study in the Wellcome Library. Funded by a Strategic Award to Professor Tilli Tansey from the Wellcome Trust.