Brooks Mobley Wins Sports Medicine Poster Competition

June 26, 2015


Brooks Mobley

Brooks Mobley (pictured in the lab working with cell cultures) won 2nd overall in the Ph.D student poster competition at the Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine 2015 Conference in Jacksonville, FL. The poster was titled “Induced overexpression of p21Cip1 in myotubes promotes increases in protein synthesis and myotube hypertrophy.” This study was done in Dr. Mike Roberts’s Molecular and Applied Sciences Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology, and in collaboration with Dr. John McCarthy and Tyler Kirby at the University of Kentucky Medical School. Future research to be spawned from this project will include experiments that determine the role of the p21 gene on muscle cell hypertrophy.