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I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Dr William Cawthorn at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Cardiovascular Science. Our laboratory aims to identify the mechanisms responsible for marrow adipose tissue (MAT) formation and its function. Marrow adipose tissue is situated within the bones of the skeleton and intriguingly, during caloric restriction, MAT increases unlike adipose depots outwith the bone. Indeed, MAT also increases in numerous clinical conditions such as osteoporosis, type 1 diabetes, estrogen deficiency, aging and in response to glucocorticoid treatment. These clinical findings suggest that MAT has a role in global homeostasis. 

Education/Academic qualification

Bone metabolism, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), PHOSPHO1: An example of the interplay between bone mineralisation and energy metabolism., The Roslin Institute

1 Sep 201131 Aug 2015

Award Date: 16 Oct 2015

BSc (Hons) Veterinary Science, Bachelor of Science, Follistatin-like 3 (FSTL3) mediated silencing of transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling is essential for testicular aging and regulating testis size., Royal Veterinary College, University of London

1 Sep 200830 Jun 2100

Award Date: 30 Jun 2011


  • Q Science (General)
  • Bone metabolism
  • Bone mineralisation
  • Bone marrow fat


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