The overall goal of my research program is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing skeletal muscle growth and muscle adaptation to changes in functional demands. My laboratory is especially interested in understanding the mechanisms governing myonuclear accretion, and in understanding the relationship between nutritional manipulations and myofiber growth. My laboratory has the expertise to employ immunocytochemistry, molecular biology, fluorescence microscopy, image analysis, tissue culture and protein chemistry techniques to answer questions related to muscle growth.
Support cellular agriculture with a gift to the fund for cultured chicken meat science.
- Differential ammonia metabolism and toxicity between avian and mammalian species, and effect of ammonia on skeletal muscle: A comparative review, JOURNAL OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY AND ANIMAL NUTRITION (2019)
- Glutamine synthetase in avian muscle contributes to a positive myogenic response to ammonia compared with mammalian muscle, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-REGULATORY INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY (2019)
- Characterization of TTN Novex Splicing Variants across Species and the Role of RBM20 in Novex-Specific Exon Splicing, Genes (2018)
- Important signals regulating coronary artery angiogenesis, Microvascular Research (2018)
- Z-band and M-band titin splicing and regulation by RNA binding motif 20 in striated muscles, JOURNAL OF CELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY (2018)
- The method of chicken whole embryo culture using the eggshell windowing, surrogate eggshell and ex ovo culture system, British Poultry Science (2018)
- Ammonia elicits a different myogenic response in avian and murine myotubes, In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal (2017)
- Biogenesis of selenium nanoparticles using green chemistry, Topics in Current Chemistry (2017)
- Chemoprevention of spontaneous ovarian cancer in the domestic hen, Poultry Science (2017)
- Satellite cells contribution to exercise mediated muscle hypertrophy and repair, Cell Journal (2017)