Marcinek Lab


May 28, 2019

Kevin Nguyen presents at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

Kevin Nguyen presented his poster, “Effect of SS-31 on SOD1KO Model of Sarcopenia,” on May 17, 2019 at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. Kevin is studying whether early intervention with a mitochondrial targeted drug can preserve muscle mass and function in a genetic mouse model of accelerated sarcopenia. Congratulations to Kevin on the nice pilot…

May 17, 2019

Matthew Campbell’s research featured in national newsletter

Next Avenue, a research newsletter focused on aging research and published by the Nathan Shock Center, has featured Matthew Campbell’s work on 8 week SS-31 treatment in aged mice as a drug that can extend health.

May 15, 2019

Alicia Hendrix presents at the Society of Toxicology annual meeting

Alicia presented a poster titled “The influence of diet on prevalence of marine algal toxins in ice seals and walruses foraging in Alaskan waters” in Baltimore, MD.  She summarized work she performed in collaboration with the NOAA Wildlife Algal-toxin Research and Response Network for the U.S. West Coast (WARRN-West) assessing harmful algal bloom (HAB) toxin…

February 26, 2019

Rudy Stuppard recognized at the 2019 UW Distinguished Staff Nomination Ceremony

David Marcinek invited to present at the “Mitochondria in Age and Age-related Disease” Keystone Meeting in January 2019

Dave presented a talk titled “The Effects of Mitochondrial Redox Stress on Energetics and the Proteome in Aged Skeletal Muscle” in Keystone, CO. He summarized work from the Marcinek lab and collaborators examining how the interaction between mitochondrial dysfunction and changes in post-translational modifications with age affect energetics and muscle function. Some of this work…

Rudy Stuppard celebrates 30 years at the University of Washington

Rudy Stuppard was recognized for 30 years of service at the University of Washington. Rudy came to the University of Washington from Harvard with Dr. Martin Kushmerick. After working with Drs. Kushmerick and Conley for several years Rudy began working with the Marcinek lab in 2005. Since then he has been instrumental to the lab’s…

January 24, 2019

Aged muscle function and redox status improved by SS-31

Matt Campbell et al. have recently published in the journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine a new study demonstrating improved redox status and function in aged skeletal muscle by 8 week treatment with SS-31. In this original research article the authors treated aged mice for 8 weeks with or without a mitochondrial targeted peptide….

April 24, 2018

Environmental toxicology study coauthored by postdoc Andrew Yeh receives press

A publication (Meador et al., 2018) coauthored by postdoc Andrew Yeh has been receiving press. The study is a continuation of Yeh’s doctoral research which investigated the effects of drugs in wastewater on Puget Sound Chinook salmon. Current wastewater treatment processes do not specifically target removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products, and thus these…

December 4, 2017

Philip Kramer wins Young Investigator Award at the SFRBM annual Meeting

Philip Kramer recently received the Young Investigator Award at the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine’s annual meeting in Baltimore (2017) for his work “Fatiguing Contractions Induce Acute Redox Signaling in Mouse Muscle.” His work describes how the oxidants produced during exercise modify muscle proteins. These exciting results are part of a manuscript currently in…

September 11, 2017

Yeh et al. publish paper on “Effect of contaminants of emerging concern on liver mitochondrial function in Chinook salmon”

The medicine, personal care products, and cleaning supplies that we use on a daily basis constitute a unique class of environmental pollutants termed “contaminants of emerging concern” (CECs). When excreted or washed away, these compounds enter wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) but are not specifically targeted for removal. As a result, WWTP effluent introduces kg/day loads…

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