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Dr Craig Willis

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Chemistry and Bioscience
(Faculty of Life Sciences)

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-16: University of Exeter - B.Sc.
  • 01-JAN-21: University of Exeter - Ph.D.

  • 07-SEP-21: Ohio University - Researcher, Physiologic Bioinformatics
  • 18-JUL-22: University of Bradford - Lecturer in Bioinformatics
  • 08-AUG-23: University of Bradford - Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics


TitleAdaptability to eccentric exercise training is diminished with age in female mice. (2023)
AuthorsBaumann CW;Deane CS;Etheridge T;Szewczyk NJ;Willis CRG;Lowe DA;
JournalJournal of Applied Physiology
TitleCaenorhabditis elegans in microgravity: An omics perspective. (2023)
AuthorsScott A;Willis CRG;Muratani M;Higashitani A;Etheridge T;Szewczyk NJ;Deane CS;
TitleSpaceflight Induces Strength Decline in Caenorhabditis elegans. (2023)
AuthorsSoni P;Edwards H;Anupom T;Rahman M;Lesanpezeshki L;Blawzdziewicz J;Cope H;Gharahdaghi N;Scott D;Toh LS;Williams PM;Etheridge T;Szewczyk N;Willis CRG;Vanapalli SA;
TitleExcessive growth hormone promotes joint degeneration and chondrocyte metabolic dysfunction in mice. (2023)
AuthorsZhu S;Liu H;Davis T;Willis CRG;Basu R;Witzigreuter L;Bell S;Szewczyk N;Lotz MK;Hill M;Fajardo RJ;O'Connor PM;Berryman DE;Kopchick JJ;
JournalArthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.)
TitleA Data Collection Programme for Improving Healthcare in UK Human Spaceflight Ventures (2023)
AuthorsCope H; Deane CS; Szewczyk NJ; Etheridge T; Williams PM; Willis CRG
JournalJBIS. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society
TitleMitochondrial sulfide promotes life span and health span through distinct mechanisms in developing versus adult treated Caenorhabditis elegans. (2023)
AuthorsVintila AR;Slade L;Cooke M;Willis CRG;Torregrossa R;Rahman M;Anupom T;Vanapalli SA;Gaffney CJ;Gharahdaghi N;Szabo C;Szewczyk NJ;Whiteman M;Etheridge T;
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
TitleRoutine omics collection is a golden opportunity for European human research in space and analog environments (2022)
AuthorsCope H.;Willis C.R.G.;MacKay M.J.;Rutter L.A.;Toh L.S.;Williams P.M.;Herranz R.;Borg J.;Bezdan D.;Giacomello S.;Muratani M.;Mason C.E.;Etheridge T.;Szewczyk N.J.
TitleRNA-Sequencing Muscle Plasticity to Resistance Exercise Training and Disuse in Youth and Older Age (2022)
AuthorsFernandez-Gonzalo R; Willis CRG; Etheridge T; Deane CS;
TitleEffects of exercise intensity on gut microbiome composition and function in people with type 2 diabetes. (2022)
AuthorsTorquati L;Gajanand T;Cox ER;Willis CRG;Zaugg J;Keating SE;Coombes JS;
JournalEuropean Journal Of Sport Science
TitleProteomic features of skeletal muscle adaptation to resistance exercise training as a function of age. (2022)
AuthorsDeane CS;Phillips BE;Willis CRG;Wilkinson DJ;Smith K;Higashitani N;Williams JP;Szewczyk NJ;Atherton PJ;Higashitani A;Etheridge T;
TitleTranscriptomic adaptation during skeletal muscle habituation to eccentric or concentric exercise training. (2021)
AuthorsWillis CRG;Deane CS;Ames RM;Bass JJ;Wilkinson DJ;Smith K;Phillips BE;Szewczyk NJ;Atherton PJ;Etheridge T;
JournalScientific Reports
TitleTranscriptomic links to muscle mass loss and declines in cumulative muscle protein synthesis during short-term disuse in healthy younger humans. (2021)
AuthorsWillis CRG;Gallagher IJ;Wilkinson DJ;Brook MS;Bass JJ;Phillips BE;Smith K;Etheridge T;Stokes T;McGlory C;Gorissen SHM;Szewczyk NJ;Phillips SM;Atherton PJ;
JournalFASEB Journal
TitleSingle-cell transcriptomics identifies master regulators of neurodegeneration in SOD1 ALS iPSC-derived motor neurons. (2021)
AuthorsNamboori SC;Thomas P;Ames R;Hawkins S;Garrett LO;Willis CRG;Rosa A;Stanton LW;Bhinge A;
JournalStem Cell Reports
TitleTranscriptomic meta-analysis of disuse muscle atrophy vs. resistance exercise-induced hypertrophy in young and older humans. (2021)
AuthorsDeane CS;Willis CRG;Phillips BE;Atherton PJ;Harries LW;Ames RM;Szewczyk NJ;Etheridge T;
JournalJournal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
TitleNrf2 deficiency induces skeletal muscle mitochondrial dysfunction: a proteomics/bioinformatics approach. (2021)
AuthorsWillis CRG;Deane CS;
JournalJournal of Physiology
TitleComparative Transcriptomics Identifies Neuronal and Metabolic Adaptations to Hypergravity and Microgravity in Caenorhabditis elegans. (2020)
AuthorsWillis CRG;Szewczyk NJ;Costes SV;Udranszky IA;Reinsch SS;Etheridge T;Conley CA;
TitleNetwork analysis of human muscle adaptation to aging and contraction. (2020)
AuthorsWillis CRG;Ames RM;Deane CS;Phillips BE;Boereboom CL;Abdulla H;Bukhari SSI;Lund JN;Williams JP;Wilkinson DJ;Smith K;Kadi F;Szewczyk NJ;Atherton PJ;Etheridge T;
TitleThe acute transcriptional response to resistance exercise: impact of age and contraction mode. (2019)
AuthorsDeane CS;Ames RM;Phillips BE;Weedon MN;Willis CRG;Boereboom C;Abdulla H;Bukhari SSI;Lund JN;Williams JP;Wilkinson DJ;Smith K;Gallagher IJ;Kadi F;Szewczyk NJ;Atherton PJ;Etheridge T;

TitleMyokines, Measurement, and Technical Considerations (2023)
AuthorsWillis CRG; Deane CS; Etheridge T;
JournalNeuromuscular Assessments of Form and Function