Labs at ECDOI

An image of Dr. Nicholas Broskey. He has pale skin and brown hair, and wears glasses. He is smiling in the image, which was taken in front of a purple background.
Nicholas Broskey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Role of mitochondria in health and disease and how exercise interventions can help ameliorate conditions of metabolic disease
through mitochondrial biology.

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Myles Cabot, Ph.D.
Sphingolipid metabolism as it relates to cancer and targeted therapeutics.
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Jessica M. Ellis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Determining the regulatory nodes in fatty acid metabolism and their role in health and disease in muscle and brain.
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Kelsey Fisher-Wellman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Investigating how intrinsic alterations across the mitochondrial network drive/enable the cancer phenotype.
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Christopher B. Geyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Studying the mechanism regulating mammalian male germ cell development.
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Johanna L. Hannan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Studying pathophysiological mechanisms of genitourinary dysfunction to discover strategies to treat and prevent sexual and urinary dysfunction and promote vascular health and neuro-regeneration.
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Joseph Houmard, Ph.D.
How skeletal muscle metabolism is altered with conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and the aging process, and how a physically active
lifestyle can counteract decrements associated with these conditions.
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Hu Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Whether exercise induces hypothalamic neurogenesis and which neurons in the hypothalamus control moving behavior.
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Karen A. Litwa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
We are interested in the molecular mechanisms of brain development and how these are altered in neurodevelopmental disorders,
such as autism.
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Linda E. May, Ph.D., M.S., FAHA
Associate Professor
The influence of maternal exercise during pregnancy on child development before and after birth.
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Joseph M. McClung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Investigating the genetic and molecular mechanisms of clinical vascular disease.

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Darrell Neufer, Ph.D.

Professor; Director, ECDOI
Cellular/mitochondrial bioenergetics and metabolic disease.

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Espen E. Spangenburg, Ph.D.
Investigating mechanisms that regulate physiological and metabolic properties of skeletal muscle.