Clinical, Metabolic and Molecular Physiology
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Daniel McCormick

Post Graduate Researcher/ PhD Student, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

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

Research Summary

Motor Unit Characteristics of the Human Vastus Lateralis following Eccentric/ Concentric induced Functional Decline

Clinical, Metabolic and Molecular Physiology

Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine
The University of Nottingham
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3DT


telephone: +44 (0)1332 724622
email:gem@nottingham.ac.uk