Prof Mike Doran completed a BSc (Genetics) and BEng (Chemical) at the University of Alberta in Canada, where he then worked as a Project Manager for Exxon (Oil and Gas). He subsequently relocated to Australia to study Biomedical Engineering, and graduated with a PhD from the University of New South Wales (2006). In 2010 he established an independent research group at the Queensland University of Technology.
He is currently an A/Prof in the QUT School of Biomedical Sciences, a Group Leader at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and an NHMRC Fellow. His research team is interested in bone development, and has research projects focused on cartilage repair, bone repair, blood stem cell expansion and cancer metastasis to the bone.