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Joel Quinn

BSc (Hons), MRes

DPhil Student and Medical Sciences Graduate School Scholar

Joel is a 2nd year Clinical Neurosciences DPhil student in the Retinal Disease and Repair Lab under the supervision of Dr. Kanmin Xue. After graduating from Imperial College London with 1st Class Honours in a BSc in Biochemistry, he then completed an MRes in Drug Discovery and Development at Imperial College, graduating with Distinction under the supervision of Dr. David Mann. After a short Research Assistant position at Imperial College, he took on a Research Assistant role with Dr. Kanmin Xue before continuing onto his DPhil studies.

Joel's work focuses on understanding the interplay between the blood-retinal barrier, immune system and neuroinflammation in the context of complex retinal diseases, namely non-infectious uveitis and age-related macular degeneration. This work is in parallel with researching novel biological and genetic therapies to treat these diseases.


  • Kanmin Xue
    Kanmin Xue

    Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow

  • Robert MacLaren
    Robert MacLaren

    Professor of Ophthalmology

  • Monica Hu
    Monica Hu

    DPhil Student, Medical Sciences Graduate School Scholar and Clarendon Scholar

  • Molly John
    Molly John

    DPhil Student and BBSRC/Oxford Biomedica-CTP Scholar

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