Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, ASU
The principal goals of my research program are to identify and develop precision-based exercise therapies to more effectively preserve and/or restore skeletal muscle health and physical function in persons suffering from conditions of muscle wasting. To achieve these principal goals, my research focuses to better understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate muscle health and adaptation, and how these mechanisms are altered by the independent and interactive effects of exercise (and nutrition), aging, and clinical disease. My research questions are addressed using a comprehensive approach to understand muscle adaptation by combining “applied” physiology measures of muscle size and function with “basic” laboratory-based analyses of the cellular events (i.e., genes, cell signaling, muscle stem cells) that regulate the structural and metabolic adaptation of muscle.
American Physiological Society
- Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section
- Cell and Molecular Biology Section
American College of Sports Medicine
- Southwest Regional ACSM Member