Muscle Physiology Lab

Muscle Physiology

Mission

To understand the mechanisms by which both different intensities and different types of exercise improve mitochondrial function in healthy, overweight/obese and diseased populations.

Research Goals

  • to quantify the intensities of a variety of types of exercise across a range of skill and fitness levels
  • examine changes in both whole body fitness and mitochondrial function following exercise training of differing types and intensities and how these changes differ between active, sedentary, and overweight/obese young adults
  • elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying exercise induced mitochondrial biogenesis, specifically, to explore post-translational regulation of PGC-1alpha following exercise

It is hoped that this research will increase our knowledge surrounding the optimal intensities and types of exercise required to improve health and the underlying mechanisms of exercise induced health benefit.

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