Georgina Ellison

Georgina Ellison

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Research interests

My research programme focuses on understanding the role of tissue-specific stem cells in the homeostasis and regeneration of striated (skeletal and cardiac) muscle. I lead a team of researchers in studying the biology of cardiac and skeletal muscle, using the techniques of cellular and molecular biology/physiology. Projects within my laboratory investigate:

  • Cell homeostasis and response following injury
  • Regeneration and repair therapies using resident stem-progenitor cells
  • The role of stem-progenitor cells in adaptive response to physiological exercise stimuli
  • The identification of mechanisms that govern stem-progenitor cell fate.
  • The effects of ageing and pathological status on stem-progenitor cell biology

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Myocyte Death and Renewal in Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle, Liverpool John Moores University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Bachelor of Science, Liverpool John Moores University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

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