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Dr Chris Young

Dr Christopher 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.