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James Turner began his career as a medical student at Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1991 during which he acquired a BSc in Biochemistry. He later transferred to UCL to join the MB PhD course. He did his PhD at NIMR with Paul Burgoyne, studying Meiotic Sex Chromosome Inactivation (MSCI). He later completed his medical studies, and briefly practiced as an oncologist at Mount Vernon Hospital, West Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
He then returned to Paul Burgoyne's lab to continue his studies on MSCI as a postdoc, and during this period also spent time in the laboratories of Peter Warburton (Mount Sinai School of Medicine) and David Page (Whitehead Institute, MIT). He began his independent position at NIMR in January 2007.
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