Dr Zoe Redshaw

Job: Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Research group(s): Biomedical and Environmental Health Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7706

E: zoe.redshaw@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/


Personal profile

I am a lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology and Deputy Programme Leader for Medical Science (BMedSci). I am also the Employability Champion for Medical Science – promoting development of skills to enhance employability.

My research interests include adult stem cell biology, in particular muscle stem cell potential and the effects of ageing on muscle regeneration.

Research group affiliations

Biomedical and Environmental Health

Key research outputs

Dihydrotestosterone treatment rescues the decline in protein synthesis as a result of sarcopenia in isolated mouse skeletal muscle fibre. 
Redshaw Z, Wendowski O, Mutungi G.
Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenias & Muscle. 2017 Feb;8(1):48-56. Doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12122.

The effects of age upon the expression of three miRNAs in muscle stem cells isolated from two different porcine skeletal muscles.
Redshaw Z
, Sweetman D, Loughna PT.
Differentiation. 2014 Nov-Dec;88(4-5):117-23. doi: 10.1016/j.diff.2014.12.001. Epub 2014 Dec 23.

Oxygen concentration modulates the differentiation of muscle stem cells toward myogenic and adipogenic fates.
Redshaw Z
, Loughna PT.
Differentiation. 2012 Sep;84(2):193-202. doi: 10.1016/j.diff.2012.06.001. Epub 2012 Jul 11. 

Muscle origin of porcine satellite cells affects in vitro differentiation potential.
Redshaw Z
, McOrist S, Loughna P.
Cell Biochem Funct. 2010 Jul;28(5):403-11. doi: 10.1002/cbf.1670.

Human haematopoietic stem cells express Oct4 pseudogenes and lack the ability to initiate Oct4 promoter-driven gene expression.
Redshaw Z
, Strain AJ.
J Negat Results Biomed. 2010 Mar 31;9(1):2. doi: 10.1186/1477-5751-9-2.

Research interests/expertise

  • Adult Stem Cells
  • Stem Cell Plasticity
  • Regeneration
  • Ageing
  • Muscle Physiology
  • MicroRNAs

Areas of teaching

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Personal & Professional Skills


  • PhD (University of Birmingham)
  • BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences (Coventry University)

Courses taught

  • Medical Science (BMedSci)
  • Biomedical Science (BSc)