Muscle Metabolism and Physiology Lab

October 2023: Former MS student James Tincknell’s thesis is accepted for publication.

Former MS student James Tincknell’s thesis work is accepted for publication in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. James’s thesis was focused on the effects of high-intensity interval training on regulatory machinery of mitochondrial quality control in skeletal muscle of obese mice. Former… Continue Reading →

September 2023: Our study on the role of Dynamin-Related Protein 1 (Drp1) on regulating insulin sensitivity was published in Molecular Metabolism!

Our paper titled “Partial skeletal muscle-specific Drp1 knockout enhances insulin sensitivity in diet-induced obese mice, but not in lean mice” was published in Molecular Metabolism. demonstrate that partial loss of skeletal muscle-specific Drp1 expression is sufficient to improve whole-body glucose… Continue Reading →

August 2023: Undergraduate Student Nicole Look’s Last Day in the Lab

A huge thank you to Nicole for her last year’s dedication to the lab and science. Good luck on your next adventures on the west coast!

August 2023: Remedium Bio National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant receipt and Project Renewal

Remedium Bio announces the receipt of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to support the development of the Prometheus™ dose-adjustable gene therapy platform technology. Dr. Zou is Co-Investigator on this funded project. Our collaboration with them… Continue Reading →

June 2023: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

Nick Berger presents in Denver, CO. Voluntary Wheel Running Alters Mitochondrial Fission Protein DRP1 in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer.

May 2023: The College of Science and Mathematics Students Success Showcase

Grace presents Impaired mitochondrial quality control in skeletal muscles from C57- and D2-mdx model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

May 2023: Nick and Atsutaro win Research Awards!

Nick Berger receives The Exercise and Health Sciences (EHS) Discovery and Enrichment Travel Award; The EHS Outstanding Research Assistant Award Atsutaro Fujishiro receives The EHS Undergraduate Research Award

May 2023: The 36th Annual Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences Research and Scholarship Day!

Nicole, Jared, Nick, Atsutaro, Annalisa, and Grace present posters at research day (Left to Right)

March 2023: Advanced Muscle Biology Conference

Grace Rosen presents in Gainesville, FL. Impaired mitochondrial quality control in skeletal muscles from C57- and D2-mdx model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

January 2023: Undergraduate Research Award

Nicole was awarded an undergraduate research grant for work she will be conducting to investigate the mitochondrial fission protein, MTP18!

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