- Determinants of progressive lung fibrosis
- Tissue Microenvironment
- In vitro models of human disease
Accepting applications from PhD students.
Mark Jones received his medical degree with honours from the University of Southampton. He trained in general medicine before specialising in Respiratory Medicine, developing a sub-speciality interest in the diagnosis and management of patients with interstitial lung diseases. He was subsequently awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship at the University of Southampton, undertaking a PhD with Professors Davies and Richeldi to investigate the pathogenetic role of collagen in lung fibrosis where he developed interests in human relevant in vitro models of fibrosis and the application of novel technologies to advance understanding of human lung fibrosis. As an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer he established the routine biobanking of samples from patients undergoing surgical lung biopsy for the investigation of fibrotic interstitial lung disease, forming a longitudinal cohort of patients which supported the establishment of the Southampton Lung Fibrosis Group, a multidisciplinary group of investigators studying determinants of progressive fibrotic lung diseases with the aims of developing novel approaches to disease classification, prognostic stratification, and treatment.