Michael Wiggs, Ph.D.

Michael Wiggs, Ph.D.
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Assistant Professor, HHPR

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Associate - Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida (2011-2015)
  • Ph.D. - Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (2011)
  • B.S – Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (2005)

Research Interests:

  • Postdoctoral Associate - Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida (2011-2015)
  • Ph.D. - Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (2011)
  • B.S – Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (2005)

My education and research background is in skeletal muscle biology, biochemistry, and metabolism, with a special interest in the intracellular signaling pathways responsible for regulation of muscle size. A common theme that across several studies and experimental conditions demonstrated that if mitochondrial function is preserved, then muscle function and mass are protected through protein synthesis and degradation pathways. It is therefore my research goal to use my experience and expertise in mitochondrial biology and cell signaling pathways in protein synthesis and degradation to develop targeted approaches to prevent muscle wasting.

Contact Information:

Baylor University
College of Health & Human Sciences, HHPR
One Bear Place #97313
Waco, Texas 76798-7313

Office: Rena Marrs McLean Gymnasium 214
Phone: 254-710-3515
Email: Michael_Wiggs@baylor.edu