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University of Reading Cell Biology / Development PhD Projects

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  Extracellular vesicles in health and disease
  Prof P Yaqoob, Dr D Tannetta
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Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is associated with classical and emerging risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD), correlates with disease progression and is an independent predictor of the risk of future cardiovascular events.
  Maximising the efficacy of polyphenols on cardiovacular health
  Dr C Mills
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Cardiovascular diseases are the worlds’ leading cause of death. Dietary approaches to prevent or treat these diseases are becoming increasingly accepted.
  Biological role of neurooestrogens in behaviour
  Dr N Vasudevan
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Our laboratory primarily investigates animal behaviour through the lens of neuroendocrinology i.e. hormones. We are interested in non-classical ways in which hormones may act to regulate behaviours.
  Biological role of neuropeptides and their receptors
  Dr L Lander
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"Cell signalling is critical to the co-ordination and functioning of all cells. Cell signalling allows cells to co-ordinate activities within the intracellular environment as well as ensuring cells know how to correctly respond to other cells and to an ever-changing extracellular environment as well.
  Biological role of Stress Hormones
  Dr A B Bicknell
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OVERVIEW. Our lab focuses on the biological roles of peptide hormones derived from pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC), a protein produced in the anterior pituitary gland.
  Cardiotoxicity of cancer drugs targeting the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) cascade
  Prof A Clerk
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"Heart failure is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The contractile cells of the heart, cardiomyocytes, possess many protective mechanisms, allowing them to withstand pathophysiological stresses.
  Cell biology and evolution of cancer metastasis
  Dr P R Dash
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We are interested in the spread of cancer, a process called metastasis. Metastasis is responsible for the majority of cancer deaths and there are currently no effective treatments to stop this process.
  Impact of maternal obesity on offspring adipogenesis
  Dr D Sellayah
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Obesity is the major health crisis of this generation. Thus, research into the mechanistic basis behind obesity is of paramount importance.
  Low density lipoprotein oxidation and atherosclerosis
  Dr D S Leake
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"The research in Dr David Leake’s group is concerned with atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of. coronary heart disease and strokes.
  Multi-organ signalling and diseases. How maintaining skeletal muscle mass impacts the development of liver diseases
  Prof K Patel
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Skeletal muscle has a number of roles in the human body beyond locomotion. It is has a vital role in controlling the metabolic activity the organism.
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