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Daniel McCormick

Post Graduate Researcher/ PhD Student,



An accredited biomedical science graduate with previous research experience in cardiac and skeletal muscle physiology. He is studying skeletal muscle motor unit plasticity as a function of ageing, inactivity, and disease. The research will investigate the electrophysiological and molecular measures of neuromuscular function following various interventions such as muscle training, disuse, and acute damage. The project will utilise state of the art MRI technology available at the SPMIC and develop the latest iEMG techniques. The primary aim of the project is to provide mechanistic insight into the relative contribution of fiber loss and atrophy to total muscle loss, which will inform functional outcomes for patients.

The studentship is funded jointly by the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, and the Nottingham NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and is supervised by Dr Mathew Piasecki, Professor Philip Atherton, Professor Paul Greenhaff and Professor John Gladman.

Expertise Summary

Biomedical Science

Clinical, Metabolic, and Molecular Physiology

  • Neuromuscular

Selected Publications

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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