Professor Doug Turnbull
Professor of Neurology

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  • Address: Mitochondrial Research Group
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    The Medical School
    Framlington Place
    Newcastle uponTyne
    NE2 4HH


MBBS (Hons)

Research Interests

My major research interests are the role of mitochondrial DNA mutations in disease. Mitochondrial DNA disorders are a common group of inborn errors of metabolism and the diagnosis and management of patients with these defects has been a major interest of our group. More recently we have been exploring the role of mitochondrial abnormalities in neurodegenerative disease, ageing and cancer.