Cory Dungan, Ph.D.

Cory Dungan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology
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Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology

About Dr. Dungan

Dr. Cory Dungan joins us as an Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kentucky, where he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Muscle Biology and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging under the guidance of Dr. Charlotte Peterson. Dr. Dungan’s lab investigates the mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle mass and adaptation during aging and obesity, in addition to exercise-mediated cross-talk between skeletal muscle and the brain as a way to mitigate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. His specific research interests include: cellular senescence and senolytics, myonuclear DNA-damage, and exosome-mediated cross-talk between skeletal muscle and the brain. Dr. Dungan has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Aging Cell, Function, and the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia, and Muscle, and employs cell culture and genetic animal models to answer his research questions.