Muscle Physiology Lab

Sammy Katta

Fall 2019

Welcome to the lab, Ryan.

The best, USA Women. Respect. Courtesy of ESPN

Dr. Chris Fry comes to Eugene to give an outstanding seminar! Title: Addressing muscle weakness following an ACL injury: focus on muscle quality

Valentines day, 2019. Random image of cells getting some culture

December 2018

Goodbye to Chloe — who gave her last lab presentation today. It was fantastic having you with with us for 3 months. Have fun with your family!

December 2018

Sizzle Pie lab meeting with Chloe, Doug, Jeanette, and Jon

October 2018

Fun Friday hike to Spencers Butte with a few members of the lab: Doug, Jon and Chloe.

September 2018

Welcome to the lab, Chloe Van de Sype.  Chloe is a visiting scholar from Louise Deldicque’s lab in Brussels, Belgium.

July 2018

Pictures from our new location in Pacific.

June 4, 2018

Our most recent paper, published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery-open access link here: Essential Amino Acid Supplementation Mitigates Muscle Atrophy After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial is a follow-up to our 2013 paper, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation entitled, Essential amino acid supplementation in patients following total knee arthroplasty showing similar results with EAAs in TKA patients.

February 23-24, 2018

Chelsey, Nathan, and Doug presenting their work at the American College of Sports Medicine, North West, this past weekend in Bend, Oregon. 

February 2, 2018

Bioinformatics and Genomics Masters StudentsAlexa, Ryan and Dane presenting their work at the Genomics in Action Meeting

September 1, 2017

Lab meeting at Killer Burger

August 3, 2017

Congratulations Max! 

Max Lakumi, our 2017 SPUR (Summer Program for Undergraduate Research)

student, presents his poster showing cell culture experiments he learned and helped perform over the past 10 weeks.

Congratulations Katie! 

June 12, 2017

Katie Kowalski successfully defends her Masters entitled, Muscle Metabolism after Total Knee Arthroplasty.

Welcome to the lab!

May 31, 2017

This week is off to a great start with the addition of Max Lakumi and Doug Foote to the lab. Max is with us for 10 weeks as part of the UO’s SPUR program and is currently a undergraduate student in Biology at Georgia State University (class of 2019). Doug recently defended his Masters thesis at the University of Illinois at Chicago and will now begin working on his PhD in our lab.  They will be busy this summer working with us on some exciting cell culture experiments.

2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 18, 2017

Congratulations to Chelsey Policar and Nathan Bigot presenting research from our recently completed clinical trial on EAA treatment in TKA patients. Chelsey presented her work using MIPAV to analyze over 100 MRI images to quantify mid-thigh muscle changes before and after surgery while Nathan talked about his work using immunohistochemistry to characterize the potential contribution(s) of inflammatory (M1) vs. regenerative (M2) macrophages and satellite cell numbers in the same cohort of patients.