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.
have active research programs in multiple areas of muscle biology including aging, congestive heart failure, sepsis, metabolic disease, arthritis and cancer. Our
increased from $5.8M in 2009 to $10.1M in 2010.
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
that provide specialized support services for muscle research.
Please investigate the links on this site and
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 A. Esser, PhD
Center for Muscle Biology