Miss Kirsty Johnson

Research Associate Biochemistry


Personal Statement

Since 2017, Kirsty has worked in the Pisconti lab on a pre-clinical trial studying the efficacy of neutrophil elastase as a target for muscle regeneration in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Kirsty is interested in the musculoskeletal system, having previously studied the effects of disease on cartilage and bone, and currently the effects on muscle regeneration and pathology.

Kirsty has been at the University of Liverpool since 2008 having completed both my BSc (Hons) in Genetics and MRes in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine here, as well as my PhD. During my PhD from 2013-2017, I studied the post-transcriptional regulation of chondrogenesis by developing in vivo knockout models of the RNA binding protein HuR.

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