Mattia Scalabrin (PhD)
Throughout my academic career I have immersed myself within the fields of physiology and molecular biology of skeletal muscle. Following my BSc in Sport Science at the University of Verona (Italy) I Joined the European Masters (MSc) in Health and Physical Activity at the University of Rome (Italy). During my master, I had the opportunity to apply for a nine-months traineeship in Professor Caporossi’s molecular biology laboratory where I was introduced to the field of the muscle biology and muscle ageing with a special focus on redox biology.
After my master, I started a PhD at the University of Liverpool (UK) working, under the supervision of Dr. Vasilaki and Prof. Jackson, on a project focused on determining the role that Reactive Oxygen Species play in skeletal muscle denervation, with a special focus also on mitochondrial dynamics and muscle ageing.
Currently, I am a MRC funded postdoctoral fellow in muscle biology working in the Dr. Bowen’s lab. Adopting different molecular, biochemical and physiological techniques; working in close collaboration with clinicians I am focused on understanding the process of muscle wasting in diabetes and heart failure in rodents and patients.
My research interests are:
- Muscle biology,
- Muscle physiology,
- Physiology of muscle contraction,
- Muscle wasting in ageing and diseases (in particular CHF and Diabetes)
- Musle ageing,
- Mitochondria dynamics,
- Redox biology and signalling.
- The Physiological Society (https://www.physoc.org)
- The Society for Free Radical Research Europe (https://www.sfrr-europe.org).
Research groups and institutes
- Cardiovascular - Post doctorates
- Sport and exercise sciences - Post doctorates