Exploring new roles for the TGFβ signalling network as a key regulator of skeletal muscle in health and disease

Project Details

The Transforming Growth Factor β (TGFβ) signalling network is one of the most important regulators of processes associated with skeletal muscle development, adaptation, and repair. However, many questions remain as to how this network is regulated in skeletal muscle in health and disease, how it controls processes that determine skeletal muscle characteristics, and how best to modulate network elements to prevent/treat muscle conditions. Combining gene delivery-based methods with cell culture and animal models and analyses of gene expression and protein regulation, this research theme seeks to examine novel processes that control the TGFβ network in skeletal muscle, and determine how unique components of the TGFβ network control skeletal muscle structure and function.

These discoveries will help to develop novel strategies for preventing/treating the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength associated with disease and advancing age.

Researchers

A/Prof Paul Gregorevic, Head of Laboratory

Dr Kevin Watt, Research Fellow

Dr Jonathan Davey, Research Fellow

Dr Rachel Thomson, Senior Research Assistant

Dr Hongwei Qian, Research Fellow

Alaina Lee, Senior Research Assistant

Students

Adam Hagg, PhD

Alastair Saunders, Masters

Jamie Ellis, Masters

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Publications

View A/Professor Gregorevic's latest PubMed publications listing here

Research Group

Gregorevic laboratory: Muscle Research and Therapeutics



Faculty Research Themes

Cancer, Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Cancer in Biomedicine, Biomedical Neuroscience, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Cell Signalling, Therapeutics & Translation



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Physiology

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