GeneLab Chats Interviews Thomas Cahill About His Latest Publication

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Welcome to the "GeneLab Chats" series. In this brief interview style format, GeneLab speaks with authors of GeneLab-enabled publications to better understand the scope of their publication as well as how the GeneLab data system helped enabled their research. Read more information below about the first publication highlighted in this series from Thomas Cahill, a PhD student at Queens University Belfast.

The space environment poses many challenges that can induce significant physiological changes to all species. One of those physiological changes is muscle atrophy, which can negatively impact the health of astronauts. A recent publication by Thomas Cahill, “Mammalian and Invertebrate Models as Complementary Tools for Gaining Mechanistic Insight on Muscle Responses to Spaceflight,” is based on the reanalysis of seven transcriptional profiling datasets (OSD-3, OSD-21, OSD-99, OSD-103, OSD-104, OSD-113, OSD-370) and details the effects of muscle responses to spaceflight. Thomas Cahill is from Queens University Belfast and contributes to the Multi-Omics and Animal GeneLab Analysis Working Groups (AWGs). GeneLab recently spoke to Thomas Cahill about this work and highlights how the GeneLab data systems and AWGs enabled this reanalysis.

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