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Paul Mozdziak


Dr. Paul Mozdziak earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He directs the NC State Graduate Physiology Program. The current main emphasis of Dr. Mozdziak’s work is in the area of alternative proteins specifically focusing on the production of myofibrillar protein using in vitro techniques.

The overall goal of Dr. Mozdziak’s research program is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing skeletal muscle growth and muscle adaptation to changes in functional demands. His laboratory is especially interested in understanding the mechanisms governing myonuclear accretion, and in understanding the relationship between nutritional manipulations and myofiber growth. His 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.

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Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Mozdziak's research focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle growth and muscle fiber adaptation in avian species. He collaborates with Dr. James Petitte on avian primordial germ cell biology.

Research interests include

  • cellular agriculture,
  • in vitro meat production,
  • avian species conservation and
  • muscle performance.

Collaboration potentials include

  • muscle biology,
  • satellite cells,
  • avian species conservation and
  • international programs.


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