Episode 79

Published on:

19th Dec 2023

The Science of Muscle Growth | Christopher Fry PhD

Dr. Christopher Fry is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Kentucky, and he serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Muscle Biology. Chris completed a BS in Biology at Baylor University, PhD in biomedical sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch and postdoctoral training in muscle physiology at the University of Kentucky. His research is funded by several grants through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and he has received several awards for his research. Over the course of his career, Dr. Fry has created a focused research program that bridges targeted mechanistic approaches to clinical translation. Specifically, he seeks to enhance the regenerative and regrowth capacity of skeletal muscle when it is compromised following an acute musculoskeletal injury with the purpose to support patient recovery.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why you should care about your satellite cells.
  • What can you do to increase your sports performance?
  • The future of muscle physiology research
  • How to improve your muscle growth and recovery.

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