Adam Konopka

Credentials: Medicine Department

Position title: Musculoskeletal aging and metabolism

Email: akonopka@medicine.wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 256-1901

Address:
D4243 Veterans Administration Hosp
2500 Overlook Ter
Madison, WI 53705

Adam Konopka

focus groups:

Cellular & Molecular Metabolism

research description:

Our laboratory uses a unique, translational research approach to understand the mechanisms that promote aging and age-related musculoskeletal diseases. We test hypotheses in tissue culture and rodent models and apply our findings to non-human primates and human clinical trials. We are currently interested in understanding how the mTOR signaling pathway is involved in the initiation and treatment of osteoarthritis. Additionally, we are investigating how skeletal muscle mitochondrial metabolism and remodeling are regulated with aging, exercise and medications.

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