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Dr Caroline Staunton PhD MRes BSc

Tenure Track Fellow Musculoskeletal & Ageing Science


Personal Statement

I am a young researcher who has already demonstrated research excellence in a unique area of Aquaporin biology not only skeletal muscle biology but the ageing field. My skillset is a core priority for UK science, using both in vivo studies in combination with imaging, biosensors and bioinformatic analyses. I have used some of the most cutting edge approaches and models to study neurodegeneration in the PNS and have found a novel way to examine a major pathway responsible for the redox signalling in skeletal muscle that has the potential to later be targeted for therapeutic interventions which could help address the urgent societal need for sarcopenia prevention, this work was recently funded a BBSRC Responsive Mode grant (Researcher Co-I due to PDRA status). The same fundamental signalling pathway is imperative for all cell types that are susceptible to oxidative stress and aquaporin modulators are already showing promise for cerebral edema and other neuropathological conditions. This is an avenue I am now further exploring with colleagues within the Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences and other across faculty and NHS trusts.

I have the support of external international collaborators Professor Roslyn Bill (Aston University/Estuar Pharma) and Professor Richard Robitalle (Montreal) and am actively pursuing fellowships application in a range of areas.

Prizes or Honours

  • PDRA of the Year 2022 (ILCAMS, 2022)
  • University Staff Awards Unsung Hero 2022 – Commended (University of Liverpool, 2022)
  • • Anne Vaughan-Thomas Prize Research Excellence 2019 (ILCAMS, 2019)