CeRPAN Laboratories

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Skeletal Muscle Physiology and Imaging Laboratory

Directed by Christopher Fry, PhD | Research Gate | Google Scholar | PubMed | CV | Biography
Location: 10th floor,  Medical Research Building | Room 10.158


Dr. Fry is an Assistant Professor in the UTMB School of Health Professions Department of Nutrition and Metabolism and a fellow in the Sealy Center on Aging.  Dr. Fry completed a B.S. (with honors) in Biology at Baylor University, Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at UTMB and postdoctoral training in skeletal muscle physiology and satellite cell biology at the University of Kentucky.  He has published more than 50 papers in the fields of aging, nutrition, exercise and skeletal muscle physiology.

Lab Specific Information

His research explores the pathways and mechanisms involved in regulating skeletal muscle plasticity.  Dr. Fry’s lab utilizes several different experimental models, including cell culture, rodent models as well as muscle samples from clinical studies.

Skeletal muscle has a robust ability to adapt following different environmental stimuli, such as inactivity, increased load or injury. A greater understanding of the processes responsible contributing to muscle plasticity can allow for the development of better therapies to address clinical conditions characterized by loss of muscle mass or degeneration/injury of the muscle.