Cell Senescence Researcher, Loughborough University

Dominick Burton is currently undertaking a research position at the Centre for Biological Engineering at Loughborough University focused on extending the cell culture lifespan of cells required for therapeutic applications. He was awarded his PhD in 2008 from the University of Brighton (UK), conducting research on senescent vascular smooth muscle cells and their relationship to cardiovascular disease. Then, as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Miami (USA), he went on to investigate the role of cell senescence in prostate cancer progression. In 2012, Dominick moved to Israel to undertake a postdoctoral fellow position at the Weizmann Institute of Science, researching mechanisms associated with immune surveillance of senescent cells. In 2015, Dominick was awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship to continue research on immune clearance of senescent cells at Aston University.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow, Aston University

Education

  • 2008 
    University of Brighton, PhD