Dr Aphrodite Vasilaki BSc, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer Musculoskeletal Biology II

    Research

    Research Grants

    Resident senescent cells drive the ageing phenotype of skeletal muscle

    BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH ON AGEING (UK)

    September 2015 - October 2019

    2014 allocation - Wellcome ISSF non clinical fellowships

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    May 2015 - October 2018

    Determining the mechanism responsible for frailty in older people: opportunities for novel interventions.

    THE TERESA ROSENBAUM GOLDEN CHARITABLE TRUST (THE ROSETREES TRUST) (UK)

    October 2016 - September 2019

    microRNA-based interventions against loss of muscle mass and function resulting from in utero and early post-natal protein restriction

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    May 2017 - April 2020

    Neuromuscular redox homeostasis in mice lacking SOD1 and aging wild type mice

    NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) (USA)

    September 2016 - August 2021

    Maternal protein intake as a determinant of the total number of motor units and muscle fibres

    THE PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY (UK)

    November 2014 - October 2015

    Deficits in motor nerve function mediate failed muscle regeneration during ageing.

    RESEARCH INTO AGEING

    February 2010 - March 2013

    Motor unit remodelling contributes to the age-related loss of skeletal muscle fibres

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    June 2015 - June 2018

    Denervation of small numbers of fibres during ageing leads to dysregulation of ROS and functional changes in whole skeletal muscles

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    April 2013 - March 2016