Research being done by Physiology graduate program faculty in the area of aging, exercise and muscle physiology
About aging, exercise and muscle research
Research on aging has reached the exciting stage of new insights regarding cellular pathways which appear to modulate both longevity and health. Current research is focused on characterizing mechanisms involved in promoting healthspan, rather than lifespan extension. Many of our faculty utilize models of human and animal aging, as well as exercise as a stressor to illuminate physiological mechanisms of health and disease. Use of exercise as an intervention to promote healthspan and muscle growth is also emphasized.
Is this option for me?
This option is for students who wish to add to the body of knowledge in healthspan research and potentially apply research findings to improve the human condition.
Potential specialization areas
- Post-menopausal estrogen deficiency on cardiovascular function
- Heterogeneity in genetically manipulated phenotypes
- Muscle Bone interactions
- Mechanisms of skeletal muscle hypertrophy
- Caloric restriction