Project Leader: Dr Peter Zammit
Location: King's College London
Duration: 4 Years
Total Project Cost: £60,000 - Jointly funded with King's College London
Official Title: Does perturbed satellite cell function contribute to facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy?
Dr Zammit aims to use this 4 year PhD studentship to explore the role that muscle stem cells - also known as satellite cells - have in the progression of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSH). Dr Zammit will deliver two of the genes thought to be involved in FSH into muscle stem cells. This will allow him to find out what effect, if any, these genes have on how well the muscle stem cells are able to repair muscle.