USING GENE DELIVERY TECHNOLOGIES TO DEFINE NOVEL MECHANISMS OF SKELETAL MUSCLE ADAPTATION, AND DEVELOP MUSCLE-DIRECTED INTERVENTIONS FOR FRAILTY AND SERIOUS ILLNESS

Grant number: 1117835 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

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Abstract

The focus of my research is to investigate the cellular mechanisms underlying regulation of skeletal muscle size and function in health and disease. By defining these processes we can establish the events contributing to muscle wasting and frailty commonly associated with serious illness and advancing age, and develop interventions to prevent/overcome this important contributor to poor health prospects and reduced survival.