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Ruth McKernan

The Power List 2015

Ruth McKernan

Chief Executive, Innovate UK

Ruth McKernan will begin her work at Innovate UK on May 1, 2015. Before this, she was Chief Scientific Officer of Pfizer’s Neusentis Unit, which has funded groundbreaking work in regenerative medicine. Scientifically, Ruth is best known for her research in neuroscience on ligand-gated ion channels with over 130 publications and 15 patents. She has also won awards for science writing and her first book for non-scientists, Billy’s Halo, was short-listed for the 2007 MIND awards.

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Who are the most influential medicine makers?

That’s the question we posed to ourselves – and then to you – over two months ago, ahead of open nominations and a painstaking judging process. Here, without further ado, we celebrate the answer.

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