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Maria Kyriazi

MRes | BSc (Hons)

DPhil student

I am a continuing DPhil and a previous MRes student specialising in ageing research, supervised by Dr Ghada Alsaleh and Prof. Lynne Cox. I completed my Bachelors degree in Biomedical Genetics at Newcastle University, during which I worked on female reproductive ageing under the supervision of Prof. Mary Herbert. During my MRes project I investigated the role of autophagy in osteoarthritis, exploring the underlying age-related alterations leading to the disease development. My DPhil project delves into the molecular and mechanistic age-related alterations that deteriorate the joints and lead to musculoskeletal diseases. Overall, my project aims to identify the underlying biological changes that develop with advanced age and cause musculoskeletal ageing.