Biochemical Outcome Measure Working Group Member
Jennifer Morgan is a Professor in Cell Biology in the Developmental Neurosciences Programme, Molecular Neurosciences Section, Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, University College London Institute of Child Health, and a member of the MDEX consortium where she is involved in the analysis of dystrophin exon skipping and dystrophin protein production in cells and muscles of patients treated with antisense oligonucleotides in clinical trials. She is also a PI of the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases.
Her research focuses on the biology of skeletal muscle and its capacity to regenerate,using in vitro models of stem cell activation, proliferation and differentiation and in vivo transplantation models. The major areas of research are the identification of stem cells that contribute to skeletal muscle regeneration, and the genetic and functional manipulation of these cell populations to enhance muscle repair in skeletal muscle regenerative medicine and in the treatment of muscular dystrophies.
She was awarded a Medical Research Council Joint collaborative career development award in stem cell research and a Wellcome Trust University Award (2008-2013).Websites
Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre,
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