Myopathies & Skeletal Muscle Repair
Jennifer Morgan is a Professor in Cell Biology at the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre at the University College London Institute of Child Health, and a member of the MDEX consortium where she is involved in the analysis of dystrophin exon skipping and dystrophin protein production in cells and muscles of patients treated with Antisense Oligonucleotide in clinical trials. She is also a PI of the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases. Her research focuses on the biology of skeletal muscle and its capacity to regenerate, using in vitro models of stem cell activation, proliferation and differentiation and in vivo transplantation models. The major areas of research are the identification of progenitor cell types that contribute to skeletal muscle regeneration, and the genetic and functional manipulation of these cell populations to enhance muscle repair in skeletal muscle regenerative medicine and in the treatment of muscular dystrophies.
She was awarded a Medical Research Council Joint collaborative career development award in stem cell research and a Wellcome Trust University Award (2008-2013).