Christopher Fry, PhD
has received a R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Dr. Fry is a co-leader of the Pepper Center's Metabolism and Biology Resource Core
, Translational Research Scholars Program
trainee, and project manager for the ITS-supported Aging and Sarcopenia Multidisciplinary Translational Team
. The award totals $2,186,072 for 5 years and will be effective March 26, 2018 through February 28, 2023. With this funding, Dr. Fry will work to determine the efficacy of myostatin blockade in a mouse model of ACL injury to improve muscle mass, strength and morphology. Additionally, this project aims to determine the contribution of myostatin activation in patients following an ACL injury and reconstruction to underlying muscle cellular deficits that contribute to protracted muscle weakness.