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Disease and Muscle Dysfunction Lab

D. Joshua Selsby

Disease and Muscle Dysfunction Lab

Dr. Joshua Selsby is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University with courtesy appointments in Kinesiology and Biomedical Science.  In addition to being a member of the graduate faculty in these departments, Dr. Selsby is a member of several interdepartmental graduate programs including Genetics and Genomics (IGG), Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), Neuroscience, and Nutrition.  Members of the Disease and Muscle Dysfunction Lab are interested in mechanisms of muscle injury, development of countermeasures and therapeutics. 

Muscular Dystrophy

Our work with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is focused on the role of dysfunctional autophagy in disease progression.

Heat Stress

We are also interested in how heat stress negatively impacts skeletal muscle physiology and growth.