Dr Cameron Hill
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Cameron Hill joined King's College London in March 2019 in the lab of Prof. Malcolm Irving as a postdoctoral research associate on his Medical Research Council grant examining the regulatory role of the thick filament during skeletal muscle contraction. Prior to this position, Cameron worked as a research technician in the Structure and Motion Laboratory at the Royal Veterinary College (2017-2019). Cameron holds a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Coventry University (2011-2014) and obtained his PhD at the same institute (2014-2018) where he examined the effects of age and obesity on the contractile properties of isolated skeletal muscle. Cameron's research uses time-resolved small angle X-ray diffraction of contracting skeletal muscle to examine the structural changes of myosin motors in the thick filament of skeletal muscle and their regulatory role in muscle contraction. He is also interested in how particular disease models, including ageing and obesity, may diminish contractile function at the muscle cell level.