Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

WHAT WE DO

Our research focus on studying the inner works of muscles – how they work and lead to diseases using human and wild animal models.

OUR STRENGTHS

We are proud of our collaborators and without their expertise, this lab will not function. Our lab does contain state-of-the art technologies that measure muscle performance, its metabolism and structure on macro and single cellular level.

MUSCLE 101

Learn more about the workings of muscle, their contraction, how they are fueled, their structure and how they contribute to athletic performance.

CURRENT PROJECTS

NATURE VS NURTURE

Performance markers between animal species

NATURE VS NURTURE

Performance markers within human populations

OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

Muscle physiology and diabetes in cats and dogs

OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

Are primates at risk of developing diabetes in the wild?

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