Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D.
Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D. (PHYS ’10), Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, was selected by the National Institute on Aging for the 2018 Nathan W. Shock Award lecture, which honors leading gerontology researchers.
Dr. LeBrasseur is program director of Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Aging and Independent Living Program in the Kogod Center on Aging. His research examines the genes and signaling pathways influencing skeletal muscle growth and metabolism, and how their manipulation by genetic alteration, diet, drugs or exercise affects these physiological processes. His research aims to identify ways to counter the loss of skeletal muscle that occurs in advancing age and disease.
Dr. LeBrasseur is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and physiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.