Dr John Parrington

Associate Professor in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology; Fellow of Worcester College


Dr Parrington's research interests lie in the molecular mechanisms of reproduction and early embryogenesis, the role of calcium signals in mediating key physiological events, and genomic and proteomic approaches to understanding cell signalling.


  • Infertility
  • Sperm and eggs
  • Sex and reproduction
  • Cloning
  • Genetics and the human genome
  • Genetic engineering
  • Modelling human disease in mice
  • Chemical messengers in the body

Media experience

Dr Parrington has experience of working with the media. He has written popular science articles for outlets such as the Guardian and New Scientist and comment pieces about education for the Guardian. In 2012 he was the British Science Association Media Fellow at the Times where he wrote 22 news, feature and comment pieces, 12 of which appeared in print.


English; Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian (semi-fluent)