Dr Chris Young
|Dr Young received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town. After internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and community service on the Cape Flats, he trained as a neuroscientist in Francis Szele’s lab at the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. For his doctoral thesis, he investigated endogenous neural stem cells in the subventricular zone and their response in experimental stroke.
Pursuing a career in academic neurosurgery, Chris would like to combine clinical medicine and basic science in a manner relevant to our developing context.
In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, scuba diving and running and can often be found on Lion’s Head.