Muscle Biology Programme
The Muscle Biology Program includes members working on various aspects of skeletal muscle biology, smooth muscle physiology and cardiac muscle function.
Members have a wide range of interests including: (1) Epigenetics, skeletal myogenesis and myopathies (R Taneja); (2) Identifying molecular pathways of aging (SY Tsai); (3) Mechanisms that control airway smooth muscle cell structure and function as it relates to lung diseases such as asthma and COPD (T Tran); (4) Effects of nutrition and physical activity on metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and lipid disorders (F Magkos); (5) Alternative splicing in L-type calcium channel function in smooth and cardiac muscle (Soong TW); (6) Structure and function of the mitochondria of heart muscle (Z Almsherqi).
Our studies use cutting edge technologies, animal models, and tools to study human metabolic function in vivo. The group is collectively engaged in translationally directed research that is relevant to human health and disease.
Programme Director of Muscle Biology Programme
Zakaria Ali Moh. Almsherqi