Mark has a Bachelor of Medicine from the Qingdao University College of Medical Science in China (2007) and 2 years experience as a Cardiologist and Cardiac Surgeon. In 2012, Mark moved to the Ukraine where he studied a Masters in Cardiology at the Crimean State Medical University. From his surgical work in China and in his Masters research in the Ukraine, Mark gained experience in two types of cardiac surgery, PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) and CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft).

In 2013, Mark moved to Brisbane, Australia, where he began his PhD in the laboratory of Dr James Hudson and Dr Enzo Porrello at The University of Queensland.