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Helen M A Weavers, PhD(Cantab.)

Research Fellow

Helen Weavers

Helen M A Weavers, PhD(Cantab.)

Research Fellow

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Research interests

Our tissues are frequently exposed to a wide-range of endogenous and exogenous insults that could threaten the integrity of their genome, proteome and metabolome. This occurs when tissues are injured, as inflammatory cells generate toxic products, and also in otherwise healthy tissues as similar products are generated as a normal byproduct of cellular metabolism and physiology. How do our tissues withstand these insults? In our lab, we explore the diverse, powerful defense strategies used by developing and repairing tissues to make them resilient to this damage.

We use an exciting interdisciplinary approach that combines in vivo imaging and genetics in Drosophila with human genetic epidemiology, to explore tissue resilience mechanisms in development and wound repair.

For more information see our lab website.

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Postal address:
Biomedical Sciences Building
University Walk
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1TD

Selected research outputs

  1. Published

    Tip cells act as dynamic cellular anchors in the morphogenesis of looped renal tubules in Drosophila

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  2. Published
  3. Published

    Tip cells: master regulators of tubulogenesis?

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  4. Published

    The insect nephrocyte is a podocyte-like cell with a filtration slit diaphragm

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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