Development of cell therapies for genetic disorders of muscle and connective tissues

The group focuses on developing cell based therapies with both donor and autologous, genetically corrected, stem/progenitor cells for genetic diseases of muscle and connective tissue. Different biomaterials are tested to enhance engraftment of cells in the tissues of different mouse models. In addition work is carried out to increase knowledge on the fetal and post-natal stages of mesoderm development, which may help to increase efficacy of cell therapies. 

Research themes

The current research has two themes:

Principal investigator

Name Job title Email address
Professor Giulio Cossu Professor of Regenerative Medicine giulio.cossu@manchester.ac.uk

Postdoctoral staff

Name Job title Email address
Dr Urmas Roostalu Postdoctoral Research Associate urmas.roostalu@manchester.ac.uk
Dr Francessco Galli Postdoctoral Research Associate francessco.galli@manchester.ac.uk