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Jean Farup, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept of Biomedicine

jean@biomed.au.dk

Research team

Research areas

  • Skeletal muscle regulation
  • Muscle stem cells
  • Fibro-adipogenic progenitors

Research description

  • The primary focus of my research group is to understand the role of human skeletal muscle stem cell and fibro-adipogenic progenitors during degeneration and rejuvenation of skeletal muscle.

  • The overall questions centers on whether intrinsic or environmental changes are underlying the potential dysfunction of these stem cell populations during ageing and diseases characterized by muscle degeneration.

  • As my work mainly entails human cells a certain body of the research also centers on basic characterization of the cells in human skeletal muscle as these are yet poorly defined. We utilize a combination of basic and translational strategies to pursue these questions.

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