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 NURTUREPerformance markers between animal species NATURE VS NURTUREPerformance markers within human populations OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCEMuscle physiology and diabetes in cats and dogs OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCEAre primates at risk of developing diabetes in the wild?