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A cell physiologist with expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology and a strong background in cell signalling who is interested in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying human health and disease.
Mechanisms of hormone action, particularly how insulin regulates metabolism in fat, liver and muscle cells and how this is impaired in diabetes.
Pathways that mediate adaptive responses to cellular stresses, mainly in the cardiovascular system, most recently working on cardiac ischaemia/reperfusion injury & hypertrophic responses in cardiac myocytes.
Understanding how exercise brings about the physiological and metabolic remodelling of muscle.
Mechanotransduction & nutritional effects on cell signalling in bone.
Metabolic and cardiovascular health.
Effects of dietary phytochemicals on cell physiology.
Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Biochemistry and Cell Biology (060100): Biological Sciences (060000):
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201): Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology (110200):
Cell Metabolism (060104):
Cell Physiology (111601): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Medical Physiology (111600): Neurosciences (110900):
Signal Transduction (060111)
Physiology of muscle & bone
194.101 Essentials of Mammalian Biology
194.241 Physiological Control Systems
194.242 Physiology of Mammalian Organ Systems
194.342 Cell Physiology
194.346 Control of Metabolism
194.350 Lifecycle Physiology
280.201 Industrial Microbiology
162.214 Biology of Microorganisms
141.111 Food Technology
228.111 Food Technology
247.392 Special Topic