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Our research focuses on understanding the role of tissue-specific stem cells in the homeostasis and regeneration of striated (skeletal and cardiac) muscle, for repair and maintenance of muscle tissue, particularly preventing and treating a loss of muscle mass (i.e. with ageing and/or disease).

Our research has been at the forefront of pioneering research on adult-derived cardiac stem cells since its inception and has made a seminal contribution in the paradigm-shifting work to establish the adult heart as a self-renewing organ with regenerative capacity. 

Current PhD student:
Tom Francis
Ben Grimsdell
Yu Han
Sarah Kendall
Punkita Lohiya

Our Partners

Wellcome trust

Wellcome Trust


British Heart Foundation

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Medical Research Council