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Katsanos Lab

Christos S. Katsanos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences/Center for Metabolic and Vascular Biology, Arizona State University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Katsanos' laboratory focuses on two different areas of human metabolism: one is on the regulation of muscle protein metabolism, while the other on the metabolism of ingested fat during the postprandial period. Metabolic responses associated with the metabolism of protein and fat are assessed in vivo using stable isotope tracers in combination with mass spectrometry techniques. The main focus of the research is on understanding underlying mechanisms that explain obesity-associated nutrient metabolism abnormalities and the role of insulin resistance, in particular, in modifying nutrient metabolism in skeletal muscle. This research is performed in parallel with research efforts to improve nutrient metabolism in humans through nutrition and exercise interventions.

Lab Members

Ph.D. Students

  • Katon Kras
  • Anaissa Ruiz Tejada

MS Students

  • Jayachandran Ravichandran

Technical Staff

  • Nyssa Hoffman

Undergraduate Students

  • Roark Meinhardt
  • Catalina Brinkerhoff
  • Laura Woodland
  • Caroline Meek