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Joshua Drake

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Joshua Drake

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Human Nutrition, Food & Exercise

Mitochondria and aging

The Drake lab investigates mitochondrial quality control in the context of aging, primarily in post-mitotic tissues (e.g. skeletal muscle). Specifically, the lab is interested in how damaged or dysfunctional mitochondria are targeted for degradation (i.e mitophagy), the negative impacts of aging on these processes, and strategies to manipulate them to promote healthy aging.