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Name Dr Aikaterini Tsaousi
Job title Research Associate
Department Bristol Medical School (THS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(Hon), MSc, MSc, PhD
Professional details
Keywords cell and molecular biology
human genetics
clinical/translational science
hip replacement implants' biocompatibility
genotoxicity assays (in vitro)
vascular disease
Wnt signalling pathways
Areas of expertise My interest lies in the ways that endogenous/exogenous environmental factors can interact with genetic material and modulate the cellular response.

I currently investigate the role of the Wnt gene signalling pathways in vascular disease (intimal thickening), in particular in smooth muscle cells' proliferation.

Previously, I have looked into the effects that hip replacement implant materials may have on human cells in vitro, focusing on heritable changes. I have also studied genetic defects (haploinsufficiency of a nuclear RNA-binding protein) as a cause of male infertility.
Languages (other than English)
Greek spoken    written
Media experience Creation of draft pod-casts.