Professor A. Mark Evans

Professor A. Mark Evans


Professor A. Mark Evans FBPhS


The University of Edinburgh

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Professor Evans developed an interest in Pharmacology when working as a research technician at Beecham Pharmaceuticals. He studied Pharmacology at the University of Sunderland and graduated with a BSc Honours 1st Class. He then studied for a Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor B. L. Ginsborg at Edinburgh’s Department of Pharmacology, which was awarded in 1990. Postdoctoral work followed, notably with Professor R. J. Martin at Edinburgh, which preceded a move to London. There, Professor Evans developed his interest in the regulation by oxygen of blood flow within the pulmonary vasculature. This led to a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford. In 2001 he was appointed to a Lectureship at the University of St Andrews and was promoted to Reader in 2005. Professor Evans was then appointed Chair of Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Edinburgh in 2009, following a brief sabbatical at Norwich. His current research focuses on the role of AMPK in the regulation of breathing and oxygen supply, and the coordination of intracellular signalling by nanojunctions of the sarcoplasmic reticulum.