Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Muscle Biology Laboratory

Mission

The primary goal of my laboratory is to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying skeletal muscle repair and adaptation to various damaging stimuli. To accomplish this goal, we use a combination of in vitro cell culture work, animal models, and human studies to uncover the genes and signaling pathways involved in muscle repair and adaptive processes following damage. We hope that our work will discover targets of future therapies to facilitate muscle recovery from injury.

Overview

The laboratory is equipped with a Biodex system 3 pro dynamometer, a 3-position convalescent recliner with tray for blood collection, a vented hood, a Bio-Rad plate reader, a refrigerated centrifuge, ultra-cold freezer, Smart2Pure 3 water purification system, EVOS XL core cell imaging system, and a liquid nitrogen dewer.

Research

On-going project

The effect of chronic excessive alcohol consumption on exercise-induced muscle damage in young men (subjects wanted)

Uncoming project:

Effect of chronic alcohol exposure on skeletal muscle repair following injury in adult zebrafish

Contact

To learn more about research in the Muscle Biology Laboratory, contact our lab faculty.