Jean Farup, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Biomedicine
- Skeletal muscle regulation
- Muscle stem cells
- Fibro-adipogenic progenitors
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.