Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Division of Molecular & Clinical Medicine
University of Dundee
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Mark completed his Pharmacology undergraduate degree, BSc Hons, in his hometown of Glasgow in 2012 before moving to Kent to undertake his PhD under the supervision of Drs Scott and Claire Peppiatt-Wildman. His PhD investigated the role of renal pericyte cells in the regulation of drug-induced nephrotoxicity. The particular focus of his PhD was the use of calcineurin inhibitors (CNI’s) in the renal transplant population and how pericyte cells may contribute to the development of nephrotoxicity through dysregulation of renal medullary blood flow. During his PhD, he was the first to develop an in situ perfusion model of vasa recta to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in pericyte-mediated vasa recta vasoconstriction.
In 2015, Mark moved back to Scotland to undertake a Postdoctoral position with Professor Christopher Barratt where he currently works on understanding the regulation of calcium signalling in spermatozoa of IVF patients and the general population to better understand the signalling dynamics that these cells undergo during exposure to physiological and non-physiological conditions.