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Postdoctoral Research

 

Postdoctoral research is essential to the mission of the College of Health Sciences. Working in tandem with faculty and staff, postdoctoral scholars and fellows deepen their field expertise, skills, and methods.

 

Chris Fry, Ph.D. - Dr. Fry works under the mentorship of Dr. Charlotte Peterson, Associate Dean for Research. His research explores the role of skeletal muscle stem cells in the adaptability of muscle to hypertrophic stimuli. His goal is to better characterize the regulatory role of muscle stem cells in the maintenance of the muscle environment and to understand the molecular mechanisms through which muscle grows.

 

Janna Jackson, Ph.D. - Dr. Jackson works under the mentorship of Dr. Charlotte Peterson, Associate Dean for Research. Her current focus is on elucidating the role skeletal muscle stem cells (satellite cells) play with regard to muscle plasticity in response to hypertrophic, atrophic and regenerative stimuli and delineating the possible differing contribution of satellite cells to muscle adaptation with aging

 

Anne Schmitz, Ph.D. - Dr. Schmitz works under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Noehren, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy. She is working on developing the Kinect camera technology to accurately collect motion capture data in a non-laboratory setting (e.g. patient’s home, sports arena). She is also working to elucidate how knee and hip mechanics during running contribute to overuse injuries. – Dr. Schmitz works under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Noehren, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy. She is working on developing the Kinect camera technology to accurately collect motion capture data in a non-laboratory setting (e.g. patient’s