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)