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Equine Science Research

Equine Research on Campus:

Current research is focused in the area of stem cell biology in health and disease. Motion in mammals is a tightly orchestrated process that involves multiple tissues from the force-producing skeletal muscle to the structural anchor of the bone and the metabolite delivering vasculature. Integration of the systems allows for optimal performance in athletes and promotes efficient recovery following exercise. Key to the recovery and repair process are tissue-restricted stem cells. These self-renewing entities are responsible for generating the progenitor cells required for proper tissue homeostasis. The focus of the research program is to define the niche factors that control muscle and tendon stem and progenitor cell biology during periods of growth, post-exercise recovery and traumatic damage repair.

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