MBBS BMedSci (Hons)
Rhodes Scholar and DPhil Student
Mark, the recipient of a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, is medical graduate from Australia who is studying for a DPhil in Prof MacLaren's research group.
During his medical studies at the University of Adelaide, he also completed a first-class honours thesis on experimental Parkinson's disease. He undertook his medical internship at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in South Australia, before a further year in the Ophthalmology department at Flinders Medical Centre. At the MacLaren lab he is researching inherited retinal diseases, focusing particularly on retinal gene therapy.
Thornton E. et al, (2014), Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 20, 508 - 513
Clinical Ophthalmology Research Group