Skeletal muscle plays an essential role in locomotion, respiration, and metabolism. Unfortunately, declines in skeletal muscle function and repair are undesirable consequences of aging and disease. Our laboratory combines molecular biology and electrophysiological technologies to assess both skeletal muscle and mitochondrial physiology in vivo and in vitro.
By using various animal models that represent important human conditions, we are able to investigate the molecular and physiological mechanisms of skeletal muscle dysfunction. Our long-term goal is to advance individual and societal health and well-being by developing targeted therapeutic modalities to improve muscle function and repair after injury.
This lab is also affiliated with the Regenerative Bioscience Center.
We are located in the academic wing of the Ramsey Student Center.
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