Lab News

September 16, 2021: Congratulations to John Bachman on a successful thesis defense.

November 30, 2021: Congratulations to Jacob Kallenbach on a successful thesis defense.

January 8, 2022: Kallenbach et al., Muscle-specific functional deficits and lifelong fibrosis in response to paediatric radiotherapy and tumour elimination. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. PMID: 34997696.

April 12, 2022: O'Connor et al., Endurance exercise attenuates juvenile irradiation-induced skeletal muscle functional decline and mitochondrial stress. Skeletal Muscle. PMID: 35414122

Chakkalakal Lab

Laboratory of Neuromuscular Development, Regeneration, and Aging

We study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neuromuscular development, regeneration, and aging. We are affiliated with the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology as part of the Duke Orthopaedic Cellular, Developmental, and Genome Laboratories within the Duke University School of Medicine.

Keywords: Aging, Cancer, Paediatric, Neuromuscular, Regeneration, Stem Cell, Inflammation, Development, Skeletal Muscle, Fibrosis