MHet (Musculoskeletal Health) ARC Seminar Series: December (virtual)

Friday December 14th, 2023   4:00 PM (ET)

“Molecular targeting of quadriceps neuromuscular instability after lower limb injury”

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Meeting ID: 934 4574 5643   |   Passcode: 989317 


Christopher Fry , Ph.D
Associate Professor
Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition Center for Muscle Biology
U. of Kentucky  

Host:  Dr. LaDora Thompson

Dr. Fry

Dr. Christopher Fry is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Kentucky. Chris completed a B.S. in Biology at Baylor University (2006), Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB, 2011) and postdoctoral training in muscle physiology at the University of Kentucky (2014). He established his research lab at UTMB in 2014 where his work focused on aging muscle adaptation, recovery from burn injury and enhancing quadriceps recovery following ACL reconstruction. In 2019 Chris relocated his lab to the Center for Muscle Biology in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Chris’ research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms that regulate skeletal muscle plasticity to establish interventions to maintain skeletal muscle strength and mass during conditions of muscle wasting. Much of his current work involves studying the contribution of different progenitor cells to muscle adaptation, and his current work explores muscle quality and stem cells in the recovery of muscle mass and function following injury. Dr. Fry’s lab utilizes several different experimental models, including transgenic rodent models, primary cell culture, as well as clinical research.  His research program bridges targeted mechanistic approaches to clinical translation. He is funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and National Institute on Aging (NIA), and he has received numerous awards for his research including the New Investigator Award of the American Physiological Society as well as being named a University Research Professor at Kentucky. He has competed as an amateur bodybuilder and enjoys working out, traveling, cooking and spending time with his wife and son.   

For more information about this seminar or to join this ARC, please contact ARC co-Director,   Dr. Paola Divieti Pajevic