Prof Paul Townsend

Associate Dean and Professor

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Research interests

Our research interests focus on biomarker and drug discovery, validation, with associated companion biomarker application in cell stress and survival mechanisms, involving chemoresistance, DNA damage, epigenetic modification and transcriptional and phenotype regulation, in cancer biology, cardioprotection and apoptosis regulation. We use translationally relevant models: skeletal cells undergoing stress, cardiac myocytes undergoing ischaemia/reperfusion injury, and cancers; i.e. solid (prostate, breast, endometrial, pancreatic and ovarian) and blood borne (leukaemia and lymphoma). The lab currently hosts 1 post-doc, 1 EO, and 8 PhD students. I also co-supervise 2 PhD students). I regularly lecture to undergraduate and postgraduate science and medical students on cancer cell biology, drug discovery, proteomics, metabolomics, systems biology, biochemistry, genetics and cellular stress responses and was one of the original establishment team of the BM4 graduate entry in Medicine degree programme at Southampton before relocating to Manchester.

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