BREATHE Trainer & Trainee Link Muscles to Immune Response

Clanton and Robinson
Dr. Thomas Clanton (left) and Gerard Robinson (right)

BREATHE Trainer, Dr. Thomas Clanton, and his predoctoral T32-funded BREATHE trainee, Gerard Robinson, recently demonstrated that skeletal muscles play a critical role in defense against septic infection. The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the article, “Skeletal muscle fibers play a functional role in host defense during sepsis in mice,” was published in Scientific Reports on April 1, 2021. See the full article about this discovery in HHP news.