Which are the signals regulating adult skeletal muscle growth and function?
How are these signals regulated by exercise?
Adult skeletal muscle is an extremely plastic tissue, rapidly modifying its size and function responding to changes in demands. In the lab we are focusing our attention on the intracellular signaling pathways regulating increases in both mass and function of adult skeletal muscle. Considering the significant problems which arise during aging, disuse and numerous other pathologies like cancer cachexia, leading to muscle atrophy and weakness, together with the well-established beneficial effect of exercise, it is of fundamental importance to understand which pathways regulate muscle function and how these can be linked to exercise.
- PhD; Neurobiology, University of Padova, Italy (2008)
- Postdoc: Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM), Padova, Italy (2008 – 2011)
- Assistant Professor: Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy (2011 – 2016)
- Group leader: Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM), Padova, Italy (since 2012)
- Associate Professor: Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy (since 2016)
- 2014 – Young Italian Physiologist of the year