Interdisciplinary

ReRun: Research Rat Race with Esther E. Dupont-Versteegden, Ph.D

July 22, 2023 Healwell
Interdisciplinary
ReRun: Research Rat Race with Esther E. Dupont-Versteegden, Ph.D
Show Notes

It's another special pick from Laura Bryant-Earner, Healwell's Service Director. The Healwell Brain Trust welcomes Esther E. Dupont-Versteegden, Ph.D. to the podcast. Esther's presentation at IMTRC blew everyone away, and we are delighted to have her on the podcast to talk more about about her research into muscular atrophy, how researchers really spend their time, and what all this data means for massage therapists. In this episode, the Healwell Brain Trust welcomes Esther E. Dupont-Versteegden, Ph.D. to the podcast. Esther's presentation at IMTRC blew everyone away, and we are delighted to have her on the podcast to talk more about about her research into muscular atrophy, how researchers really spend their time, and what all this data means for massage therapists.

About Our Guest:
Dr. Dupont graduated from State University Limburg at Maastricht, the Netherlands, with a Bachelor in Science degree in Movement Sciences. In 1995 she received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas.In 1999 she became Assistant Professor of Geriatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and in 2006 she accepted a position as Associate Professor in the College of Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky. In 2015 Dr. Dupont-Versteegden was promoted to full professor and in 2016 she accepted the position of Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program.

Research Links:
Age-related susceptibility to muscle damage following mechanotherapy in rats recovering from disuse atrophy.  

Mechanotherapy promotes extracellular matrix remodeling in aged rat muscle recovering from disuse by reprogramming intercellular communication.

Massage as a mechanotherapy for skeletal muscle.

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