Comparative Biomedical Sciences
The overall goal of my research program is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing skeletal muscle growth and muscle adaptation to changes in functional demands. My laboratory is especially interested in understanding the mechanisms governing myonuclear accretion, and in understanding the relationship between nutritional manipulations and myofiber growth. My laboratory has the expertise to employ immunocytochemistry, molecular biology, fluorescence microscopy, image analysis, tissue culture, and protein chemistry techniques to answer questions related to muscle growth.
Mozdziak, P.E., S. Borwornpinyo, D.W. McCoy and J.N. Petitte. 2003. Development of transgenic chickens expressing bacterial beta- galactosidase. Dev Dyn 226:439-445.
Giamario, C., J. N. Petitte, and P. E. Mozdziak. 2003. Hatchability of chicken embryos following somite manipulation . Biotechniques 34: 1128-1130.
Mozdziak, P.E., J.J. Dibner and D.W. McCoy. 2003. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase expression varies with age and nutrition status. Nutrition 19: 438-440.
Mozdziak, P. E.., T. J. Walsh, and D. W. McCoy, 2002. The effect of early posthatch nutrition on satellite cell mitotic activity. Poult. Sci. (In Press).
Mozdziak, P. E., J. J. Evans, and D. W. McCoy, 2002. Early posthatch starvation induces myonuclear apoptosis in chickens. J. Nutr. 132: 901-903