Age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function (sarcopenia): impact of stem cells, metabolism, denervation and exercise', hosted by Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre Professor Avan Sayer.
Date/Time: 2nd May, 10.30am
Venue: Library, First Floor, Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre, CAV
The event will begin at 11am and refreshments will be available from 10.30am.
Miranda Grounds is primarily a Cell Biologist and for over 40 years her research on in vivo cell and molecular studies of skeletal muscles using various mouse models of normal, diseased and ageing muscles has focussed on two main areas. The first is the investigation of a wide range of factors controlling the post-natal growth, maintenance, hypertrophy/atrophy, damage and regeneration of normal, diseased and ageing skeletal muscles, covering a diversity of topics and approaches. The second focus applies these findings to develop potential treatments for a wide range of muscle disorders, especially for myopathies such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Dysferlinopathies, and age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function (sarcopenia), with many pre-clinical trials in mouse models.