Skeletal muscle is essential for movement, breathing and metabolism.
Loss of muscle structure and function is associated with many diseases and conditions, including ageing and frailty, cancer, muscle injury, sepsis and the muscular dystrophies.
These conditions are major health problems that contribute to a large burden of disability and suffering worldwide.
Our researchers investigate the biology of muscle wasting and weakness while also contributing to the development and testing of novel therapies for muscle disorders.
In diverse areas of biomedicine, biomedical engineering, agriculture and aquaculture this work focuses on:
• Muscle growth and development
• Adaptation and plasticity
• Exercise and metabolism
• Injury and regeneration
Gregorevic laboratory: Muscle Research and Therapeutics
Research Group Leader: Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Koopman laboratory: Clinical nutrition and muscle metabolism
Research Group Leader: Associate Professor René Koopman
Lynch laboratory: Basic and clinical myology
Research Group Leader: Professor Gordon Lynch
Parker laboratory: Metabolic Proteomics & Signal Transduction
Research Group Leader: Dr Benjamin Parker