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Center for Muscle Biology


Welcome from the Director

The Center for Muscle Biology was formally established in June 2008 to support and integrate basic, clinical and translational research on striated and smooth muscle throughout the University of Kentucky. We now have 42 full members from 9 different Colleges at our institution.

Center Members have active research programs in multiple areas of muscle biology including aging, congestive heart failure, sepsis, metabolic disease, arthritis and cancer. Our NIH funding increased from $5.8M in 2009 to $10.1M in 2010.

Our Muscle Forum, has run bi-weekly since 2005. Students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty use it as a venue to discuss new data, present ideas for grants and to review interesting papers from the literature.

The Center and its members have also invested in the establishment of core facilities that provide specialized support services for muscle research.

Please investigate the links on this site and contact us if you would like more information, or better, come and see us. We would be delighted to show you around and get better acquainted.

Karyn Esser, Center Director

Karyn A. Esser, PhD
Center for Muscle Biology
Latest Publication ( More results , Full list )
Reduced voluntary running performance is associated with impaired coordination as a result of muscle satellite cell depletion in adult mice.
Jackson JR, Kirby TJ, Fry CS, Cooper RL, McCarthy JJ, Peterson CA, Dupont-Versteegden EE

Upcoming Events (Full Calendar)

The goals
of the Center
are to

  • Catalyze innovative research
  • Increase international recognition for the University of Kentucky in the field of muscle biology
  • Foster collaboration among basic and clinical scientists
  • Stimulate educational activities

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