Professor Marcus Drake

TUF Scholar: Marcus Drake, Professor of Physiological Urology

Year of Funding: 1998

The Urology Foundation Funding

Marcus received funding to understand how spinal cord injury affects bladder function.

Marcus’ research found that the change in nerve supply of the bladder allows the muscle to develop activity that is a significant nuisance for symptoms, and can be dangerous for its effect on kidney function.

What Marcus says,

“TUF’s initial funding gave me the opportunity to gain a research thesis, which in term allowed me to apply for a post as a Clinical Lecturer. Since that initial investment in my career I have maintained my research output so that now I am a Professor of Physiological Urology at the University of Bristol.”  

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