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Robert Seaborne

Dr Robert Seaborne



I am an assistant professor/lecturer in muscle biology at the Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences. I studied for undergraduate, masters and part of my PhD in Liverpool (LJMU), spending some time at Keele Medical School towards the end of my PhD.

I transitioned into a BBSRC funded postdoc position at the Blizard Institute in London under supervision of Prof. Vardhman Rakyan, to explore the interplay between genetic and epigenetic elements in ribosomal DNA. From there, I was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship with the Lundbeck Foundation to move to The University of Copenhagen where I spent several years working on various project relating to striated muscle diseases and functional genomics. In April 2023, I moved back to London to take up a position at KCL to begin my own lab.

My research interests lie at the interface of muscle physiology and functional genomics, aiming to understand what truly regulates muscle health and function, and what dysregulation occurs in stressed contexts. My interests a varied, from exercise physiology through to basic myology and on to neurodegenerative diseases.