The Rejuvenation of Aged Skeletal Muscle by Systematic Factors

Young Jang, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Young Jang received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology) from University of Texas in 2008, and completed his postdoctoral training from Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and the laboratory of Amy Wagers at Harvard University and Harvard Stem Cell Institute. In 2014, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the School of Applied Physiology and a faculty member in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Institute of Technology.

The primary research focus of the Jang laboratory is to understand the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of age-related muscle loss and function. The Jang laboratory applies bioengineering approaches and stem cell-based therapies to study skeletal muscle dysfunction during aging and in age-associated muscle diseases. The laboratory develops and applies novel tools using a combination of animal and stem cell models.