The research in the Muscle Biology Laboratory is focused on skeletal muscle metabolism. We are especially interested in the modulation of glucose transport by exercise and calorie restriction (consuming 60% of ad libitum uptake), and how these interventions are influenced by advancing age. Each of these interventions can lead to a substantial improvement in skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity, which is a significant benefit for health. The improved insulin sensitivity after a bout of exercise facilitates the restoration of muscle glycogen stores, thereby improving the capacity for subsequent exercise. Our long-term goal is to understand the specific mechanisms whereby these physiological interventions lead to improved insulin sensitivity.
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Course Name RO: Metab Respon to Exer
Course Level: Graduate
This course focuses on the influence of acute and chronic exercise on energy metabolism. Topics include mechanisms regulating carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism; adaptations with exercise training; insulin signaling & action; the relationship between metabolism and fatigue. The format emphasizes class discussion. Students will present on a relevant topic chosen in consultation with the instructor.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 340 or equivalent.