Michael R. Duchen, BA (Oxon), MBBS, FRC
Professor of Physiology at University College London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Michael Duchen, PhD, studied physiology and medicine at Oxford University and practiced clinical medicine for a few years in London, before moving to the University College London (UCL) Physiology Department to study for a PhD. After a few years using patch clamp techniques to characterize neurotransmitter receptor physiology, he became interested in the roles of metabolism in shaping neuronal physiology and neurological disease. This led to a broader interest in mitochondrial cell physiology and pathophysiology which has been the primary focus of the lab ever since. After holding a research fellowship from the Royal Society at UCL, he was appointed to a chair in 1999 and continues to work at UCL in the same lab in which he did his PhD. He established and leads the consortium for mitochondrial research at UCL (http://mitochondria.cs.ucl.ac.uk/cfmr/), and is an elected member of the Academia Europaea and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.