John Parrington

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Parrington leading a discussion on brain organoids at the 2018 Princeton Envision Conference.

John Parrington is an Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology and a Tutorial Fellow in Medicine at Worcester College, Oxford.


Parrington obtained his BA in Zoology from the University of Cambridge and his PhD from the University of London and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. After a post-doctoral research period at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research, John was awarded an MRC Career Development Fellowship followed by an MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship at University College London. He joined the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford in 2002 and took up a University Lectureship in 2006.


In addition to his academic work, Parrington has written science articles for The Guardian and New Scientist as well as other outlets.


His forthcoming book is tentatively titled "Mind Shift".

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