• 100 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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I am an experienced integrative physiologist with an interest and track record in human physiology and metabolism. I have conducted in vivo and in vitro research investigating the pathogenesis of insulin resistance in humans, cell lines and primary cells using advanced culture methods. To progress my research career, I have obtained competitive funding to work with leading international research groups to advance my research interests and capabilities to investigate obesity and metabolic disease. 



Research Interests

My interest in metabolic disease has given me the opportunity to work with a variety of cell and tissue types. I have conducted experiments using hepatocytes and I have developed an interest in the metabolic crosstalk between the liver and skeletal muscle.

Education/Academic qualification

Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Doctorate, Loughborough University

Oct 2011Sep 2014

Sport and Exercise Science, MSc, University of Hull

Dec 2010Jun 2012

Sport and Exercise Science, Degree, University of Hull

Oct 2007Jun 2010


  • QP Physiology
  • Metabolism
  • Diabetes
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Cell Metabolism
  • Liver
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Nutrition

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Research Output

  • 100 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 16 Article

A 7-day high-fat, high-calorie diet induces fibre-specific increases in intramuscular triglyceride and perilipin protein expression in human skeletal muscle

Whytock, K. L., Parry, S. A., Turner, M. C., Woods, R. M., James, L. J., Ferguson, R. A., Ståhlman, M., Borén, J., Strauss, J. A., Cocks, M., Wagenmakers, A. J. M., Hulston, C. J. & Shepherd, S. O., 15 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Physiology. 598, 6, p. 1151-1167 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Characterising hyperinsulinaemia induced insulin resistance in human skeletal muscle cells

    Turner, M. C., Martin, N. R. W., Player, D. J., Ferguson, R. A., Wheeler, P., Green, C. J. Z., Akam, E. C. & Lewis, M. P., Apr 2020, In : Molecular Endocrinology. 64, 3, p. 125-132 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    High-Fat Overfeeding Impairs Peripheral Glucose Metabolism and Muscle Microvascular eNOS Ser1177 Phosphorylation

    Parry, S. A., Turner, M. C., Woods, R. M., James, L. J., Ferguson, R. A., Cocks, M., Whytock, K. L., Strauss, J. A., Shepherd, S. O., Wagenmakers, A. J. M., van Hall, G. & Hulston, C. J., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 105, 1, 13 p., dgz018.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Physical Structuring of Injectable Polymeric Systems to Controllably Deliver Nanosized Extracellular Vesicles

    Nikravesh, N., Davies, O. G., Azoidis, I., Moakes, R. J. A., Marani, L., Turner, M., Kearney, C. J., Eisenstein, N. M., Grover, L. M. & Cox, S. C., 9 May 2019, In : Advanced healthcare materials. 8, 9, 11 p., 1801604.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Scalable 3D printed molds for human tissue engineered skeletal muscle

    Capel, A. J., Rimington, R. P., Fleming, J. W., Player, D. J., Baker, L. A., Turner, M. C., Jones, J. M., Martin, N. R. W., Ferguson, R. A., Mudera, V. C. & Lewis, M. P., 14 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 7, Feb, 13 p., 20.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)


    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Membership of committee
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Society for Endocrinology (External organisation)

    Mark Turner (Member)
    1 Jan 202031 Dec 2022

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Insights into metabolic disease from in vivo and in vitro research.

    Mark Turner (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    University of Oxford

    Mark Turner (Visiting researcher)
    Aug 2018Oct 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution