Rick Livesey

Rick Livesey MB, BChir, PhD
Director and Chief Scientific Officer

Prof. Rick Livesey is a Director and the Chief Scientific Officer of Talisman Therapeutics. He is responsible for the scientific vision and strategy of Talisman. With twenty years of experience in neuroscience and stem cell biology, his research group has pioneered methods to model human brain development and disease from pluripotent stem cells. They have successfully used this approach to recreate dementia pathogenesis in the lab, using genetic forms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Rick is a Professor of Stem Cell Biology at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

His academic group was based at the University of Cambridge Gurdon Institute for 17 years, before moving to UCL. Prior to this, he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Rick obtained his medical degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge.