Mark A. Pook0000-0003-1122-7748
Mark Pook received a Ph.D. degree. He serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Division of Biosciences, the School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, Middlesex, UK. Pook has had a long-standing interest in molecular genetic studies of the inherited neurodegenerative disorder, Friedreich ataxia (FRDA), contributing over the last 19 years to the mapping of the disease locus, the isolation of candidate genes, and the identification of novel FXN mutations. Pook has also 15 years of experience in transgenic technology, culminating in the development of GAA repeat expansion-containing human YAC FRDA transgenic mouse models for the investigation of FRDA disease pathogenesis and therapeutic studies. His current research interests include studying the effects of epigenetic modifications and GAA repeat instability in FRDA pathogenesis, the development of mouse neural stem cell culture systems as models of FRDA, and gene therapy of FRDA. From 2002 to 2005, Pook has been serving as a Lecturer at the Department of Medical Genetics, the Imperial College London, London, UK. From 2005 till 2007, Pook has been serving as a Lecturer at the Department of Biosciences, Brunel University of Uxbridge, UK. Pook is also a Member of The American Society of Human Genetics, The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, The European Society for Human Genetics, The British Society for Human Genetics, The British Society for Gene Therapy, The Genetics Society, and The Royal Society of Medicine.
Biography Updated on 13 January 2013