The Department of Human Metabolism has appointed a new Research Fellow – Dr Catarina Henriques – to discover new ways of tackling ageing.
Dr Henriques, from the Gulbenkian Institute in Lisbon, was appointed as CIMA Research Fellow at the Department of Human Metabolism, and was immediately awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship in order to start her independent research group.
Her research interests focus on understanding the interplay between immune regulation, tissue homeostasis, and how they change with age. She was the first to establish the telomerase mutant zebrafish as a new vertebrate ageing model, and will use this as a tool for her research.
Dr Henriques’ appointment is one of the strategic appointments made to develop this area of research following the award of the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) to the department of Human Metabolism, in collaboration with the Universities of Newcastle and Liverpool, and it is hoped that this will enhance the collaborative efforts with the Bateson Centre in this area.