PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:
Simon J. Lees, Ph.D.

In the Skeletal Muscle Cell Biology Lab, we study several areas in biomedical research.  These include:
 

  • Studying the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass, known as sarcopenia, and a diminished capacity for skeletal muscle regeneration. 
     

  • Investigating the local inflammatory status of aged skeletal muscle, which has been implicated as a key regulator of sarcopenia and an impaired skeletal muscle regenerative capacity.
     

  • Examining mechanisms leading to improved glucose uptake and insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle.

 

  • Exploring novel combination cancer therapies using micro positron emmision tomography (microPET)

The Northern Ontario
School of Medicine

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