Dr Colleen Deane
MRC Skills Development Fellow
University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Colleen is a Medical Research Council Skills Development Fellow, utilising a multi-omics approach to understand the mechanisms underlying age-related muscle atrophy and hypertrophy. During this fellowship, Colleen is developing her computational modelling skills to complement her strong training background in skeletal muscle metabolic/molecular phsiology.
Prior to being awarded her fellowship, Colleen was working as a post-doctoral research fellow under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Etheridge. During this time, Colleen worked on two main projects that were; i) investigaing whether NAD+ supplementation improved skeletal muscle mitochondrial function and physical capacity in older adults and, ii) establishing molecular mechanisms of and countermeasures to muscle decline in space.
Colleen completed her Ph.D. in 2017, which investigated the metabolic and molecular mechanisms regulating age-related declines in human skeletal muscle regenerative capacity. Prior to her Ph.D., Colleen completed an MSc in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Promotion and a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science.
Ph.D., MSc, BSc.
Ph.D. Exploring Metabolic and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Age-Related Declines in Human Skeletal Muscle Regenerative Capacity
MSc Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Promotion
BSc Sport and Exercise Science
Skeletal muscle remodelling in the context of ageing, exercise, disuse and nutrition.
I am currently an Medical Research Council Skills Development Fellow, utilising a multi-omics approach to understand the mechanisms underlying age-related muscle atrophy and hypertrophy.
External Engagement and Impact
MRC Skills Development Fellowship (2019)
Wellcome Trust ISSF (2019)
Association for Academic Outreach Travel Award (2019)
Alumni Funding, University of Exeter (2018)
Young Life Scientists’ Symposium (2018)
The Physiological Society Travel Award (2017) (2016) (2015) (2014)
Santander Scholarship (2014) (2013)
British Science Association Committee Member
Conferences and invited presentations
International Space Station Increment 57/58 Science Symposium (2018)
Newsweek article 'What happens to the human body in space?' (2018)
BBC Spotlight TV coverage (2018)
Early Career Research Network Representative
Bridging the physiological gap: using c.elegans to improve human skeletal muscle health, International C.elegans Conference 2019, Los Angeles, USA. (2019).
Sport and Health Sciences Conference, Exeter, UK. (2019).
Young Life Scientists’ Symposium: Frontiers in Musculoskeletal Health, Ageing and Disease, Derby, UK. (2017).