Jonathan Fisher

Ph.D. in Movement Science, Washington University

Department: Biology

Academic Rank: Associate Professor

Phone: 314-977-1712 Fax: 314-977-3658


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Primary Area of Cardiovascular Research Interest

-Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Glucose Utilization.

-Insulin-mediated glucose uptake.

-Metabolic stress.

Related Areas of Cardiovascular Research Interest

-Diabetic cardiovascular disease

Summary of Cardiovascular Research Interest

The lab investigates aspects of muscle metabolism including regulation of glucose transport into muscle, alteration of growth-related and metabolic signaling within muscle cells, and control of mitochondrial function. In particular, we are interested in regulation of glucose transport under basal conditions, under the influence of hormones such as insulin (which stimulates glucose transport into muscle), and under conditions of metabolic stress.