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 influence of low-dose radiation on cell function.

  • Determining the effects of in utero stress on metabolism.

  • Examining mechanisms leading to improved glucose uptake and insulin sensitivity in peripheral tissues.

  • Investigating brown adipose tissue metabolism using micro positron emission tomography (microPET).


  • Exploring novel combination cancer therapies using microPET.

Banner photograph of the Sleeping Giant used with the permission of Dr. Gordon Robertson

The Northern Ontario
School of Medicine

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