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Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory

The research program in the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory focuses on 1) advancing knowledge of underlying mechanisms on the loss of muscle mass and strength during aging (i.e., sarcopenia) and other catabolic conditions (e.g., cancer cachexia, muscle-disuse) and 2) developing the countermeasure strategies (exercise/dietary interventions) to counteract muscle wasting under various catabolic conditions. Particularly, the primary research interests in our lab include: 1) the role of oxidative stress and inflammation in skeletal muscle under various catabolic conditions, 2) the local and systemic adaptations to exercise and nutritional interventions in skeletal muscle, and 3) the effects of exercise and nutritional supplements on body composition and physical function. Our research aims to advance scientific knowledge through translational research, providing meaningful findings for future human health-related investigations.