Redox Biology & Cell Signaling Laboratory

The RBCSL is dedicated to investigating the role of pro-oxidants in normal skeletal muscle function as well as skeletal muscle dysfunction with physical inactivity and disease. The goals of the lab are (a) to reduce the human suffering and increase the quality of life of Texans and Americans afflicted by skeletal muscle wasting with heart disease, muscular dystrophy, etc. and (b) to substantially reduce the risk and incidence of modern chronic disease by improving the function and antioxidant state of skeletal muscle.
The RBCSL has consistently published its findings in journals of high quality and impact including the American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology and Free Radical Biology & Medicine. In addition, our students have won numerous awards and grants at the national, state and local levels.