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Simon Schenk

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UC San Diego

Dr. Schenk is the Director of the Muscle Biology Laboratory and is faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has an interest in the fundamental mechanisms that drive contractile function and substrate metabolism in skeletal muscle. As part of this, his lab is interested in understanding how diet, exercise and age impact contractile function and glucose metabolism. Dr. Schenk collaborates with a number of Orthopaedic Surgery faculty as well as other UCSD faculty within Health Sciences, the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and
Bioengineering.