Dr. David Marples
- Email: email@example.com
- Thesis title: First Thesis: Studies on the Effects of N-Ethylmaleimide (NEM) in the Urinary Bladder of Bufo marinus Project for the current position not decided yet!
I trained in medicine in Oxford, and did my first PhD (actually a DPhil – Oxford has to be different!), completing both in 1990. After my house jobs, I did a renal physiology post-doc in Oxford, before going to work as an associate professor with Soren Nielsen in Aarhus for two years, studying the newly-emerging group of aquaporin water channels. In 1996 I moved to Leeds as a University Research Fellow, becoming a Lecturer in 2001 and a Senior Lecturer in 2006. I ran a research group looking at (mainly renal) aquaporins and water balance disorders, but gradually also acquired a range of teaching and admin responsibilities, including in quantitative physiology and anatomy. From 2010 to 204 I was programme lead for the Medical Sciences programme, and from 2014-2019 I was Director of Student Education for the Biomedical Sciences group of programmes.
I have substantial experience in light and electron microscopy, western blotting and cell culture, as well as whole-animal physiology.
From 2019 to 2023 I held a PwC degree apprenticeship to study Computer Science (Digital and Technology Solutions), obtaining a First Class degree, and a distinction in the Apprenticeship as a data analyst. I have experience in programming in C, C++, Java, and (preferably) Python.
Renal physiology, especially water balance disorders such as nephrogenic diabetes insipidus and SIADH.
Aquaporins more generally, including a little on their role in tumour invasion and metastasis.
Integrated systems physiology.
- MA Physiological Sciences (Oxon)
- DPhil (Oxon)
- BM /BCh (Oxon) (medical doctor)
- FHEA (Leeds)
- BSc Computer Science (Leeds)