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Dr Benjamin Popp graduated with a BSc (Biomedical) from Monash University in 1998, majoring in Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology. He completed an honours year in Molecular Microbiology in 1999. This research involved the characterisation of a Mycobacterium smegmatis transposon mutant for use as a model to better understand virulence mechanisms in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Following this he commenced a PhD in molecular pharmacology in 2001 under the supervision of Professor Roger Summers. This work focused on examining the sympathomimetic action of a novel group of β1-adrenoceptor antagonists as a possible exploitable mechanism in the treatment of heart disease. During his PhD he also commenced a medical degree.
Dr Popp graduated with an MBBS from Melbourne University in 2008 and with a PhD from Monash University in 2009. He was an anatomical pathology trainee at both St. John of God Pathology (Geelong Hospital) and Dorevitch Pathology (Footscray Hospital) before receiving a Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia in 2016. He joined Dorevitch pathology as an Anatomical Pathologist in 2017.
Dr Popp has a particular interest in renal pathology. He is an enthusiastic teacher of anatomical pathology and maintains an active interest in research, co-authoring papers in the fields of molecular pharmacology and gastroenterology.