Dominic Wells qualified from Cambridge University as a veterinary surgeon in 1984 together with a BA in Applied Biology. After several years in general practice in Nottinghamshire he attended the University of Wyoming where he obtained his Ph.D. in comparative physiology.
In 2010 he became Professor in Translational Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London. His research activities focused on the physiology of the muscle and genetic transfer in the skeletal muscle, in particular within the ambit of development of therapies for Duchenne type Muscular Dystrophy.
He also engages in experimentation concerning other potential DMD and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis therapies. Dominic Wells is also the Vice-Chair of Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Medical Research Committee.