As part of my research activities, currently I am involved in HPLC method development for redox- active analytes and GC-MS analysis of F2-isoprostanes. Apart from my scientific research, I mentor lab staff, train lab technicians and assistants. I ensure the overall laboratory operate smoothly.
Shylesh Bhaskaran, Ph.D.
Associate Staff Scientist
I received my Ph. D. in Biochemistry from the Mahatma Gandhi University, India. I completed my postdoctoral training at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans and University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, TX. My research focuses on characterizing the role of neuronal oxidative stress in age-associated muscle loss (sarcopenia) in mouse models.
Jacob Brown, Ph.D.
My career has focused on delineating novel mechanisms of skeletal muscle wasting and changes in skeletal muscle metabolism in (patho)physiological conditions such as aging, disuse, cancer and obesity. I earned my Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas where I was mentored by Dr. Nicholas P. Greene. Currently, I am pursuing post-doctoral research training under the guidance of Dr. Holly Van Remmen at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, where I am exploring the role of oxidative stress and lipid hydroperoxides in sarcopenia.
Bumsoo Ahn, Ph.D.
I am a redox biologist with an interest in mitochondria and muscle. I try to understand the mechanisms underlying sarcopenia (age-related loss of muscle mass and function) using genetic knockouts and transgenic mice. I am also working to discover a pharmacological intervention that can delay sarcopenia and thus extend our healthy lifespan (i.e. healthspan).
Senior Research Technician
I manage our very large animal colony. This involves weaning, collecting DNA/tissues, setting up breeders, euthanasia, health checks, checking for new litters and injections.