Dr Shaun Wood

Research Associate

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Dr Wood graduated from The University of Manchester in 2012 with a BSc (Honours) in Genetics with Industrial Experience and in 2013 with a MRes in Translational Medicine. He then undertook his DPhil in Clinical Neuroscience at Oxford University, under the supervision of Professor Robert Maclaren. His doctoral research focussed on using recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors in a gene therapy strategy to treat autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy (ARB), an inherited retinal degeneration. Dr Wood is now based in the Stem Cell and Neurotherapies group at the University of Manchester, working with Professor Brian Bigger, where his research focusses on producing gene therapy treatments for neurological lysosomal storage disorders. 


BSc (Honours) Genetics with Industrial Experience - University of Manchester 2012

MRes Translational Medicine: Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine - University of Manchester 2013

DPhil Clinical Neuroscience - Oxford University 2017

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

British Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (BSGCT)

Areas of expertise

Research Networks and Beacons


  • Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2013 - Master of Research, Translational Medicine: Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine, The University of Manchester (2012 - 2013)
  • 2012 - Bachelor of Science, Genetics with Industrial Experience, The University of Manchester (2008 - 2012)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Neuroscience, Oxford University (2013 - 2017)

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