Paul J. LeBlanc

Applied Health Sciences - Health Sciences




Paul J. LeBlanc

Research

Skeletal muscle plays an important role in health. Skeletal muscle is a highly metabolic tissue and its structure and function can be affected by nutrition and physical activity. The focus of my research program is to compare and contrast the underlying physiological and metabolic adaptations in healthy mammalian skeletal muscle with diet and exercise and how these adaptations differ under certain metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and muscular dystrophy. Current studies are examining these adaptations at the level of cellular membranes (fatty acid and cholesterol composition) and the function of proteins found within these membranes.

Graduate Positions Available:

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Centre for Bone and Muscle Health at Brock University to study the impact of membrane lipid composition on mitochondrial function in mammalian skeletal muscle. Relevant experience in biochemical methods (e.g., enzyme activity, Western blotting, TLC, GC) and previous mitochondrial work are highly desirable. Preliminary application procedure includes sending an email identifying your interest, along with attachments that include a cover letter highlighting your experience relevant to this position and a current curriculum vitae with email addresses of 3 references.

Applications are invited for two MSc positions in the Centre for Bone and Muscle Health at Brock University to study the impact of membrane lipid composition on sarcolemmal function in mammalian skeletal muscle.  Specifically, the two topic areas will focus on 1) muscular dystrophy and 2) insulin resistance.  Relevant experience in biochemical methods (e.g., enzyme activity, Western blotting, TLC, GC) are highly desirable. Preliminary application procedure includes sending an email identifying your interest, along with attachments that include a cover letter highlighting your experience relevant to this position and a current curriculum vitae with email addresses of 3 references.

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Paul J. LeBlanc

Associate Professor
Office: AS 324
T 905 688 5550 x4216
F 905 688 8954
E pleblanc@brocku.ca