Muscle Biology Laboratory

The focus of MBL is to better understand the fundamental mechanisms controlling skeletal muscle protein homeostasis. Current studies focus on alterations of muscle protein synthesis and degradation with advancing age, after exercise and during periods of stimulated microgravity or disuse.
MBL is currently engaged in research involving other institutions, with collaborative efforts with teams from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Texas - Medical Branch.  The lab's involvement with these projects is focused on exploring changes in signaling for mRNA translation during simulated periods of microgravity or imposed bed rest.