Tanja Taivassalo, Ph.D.

Tanja Taivassalo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
College of Medicine

Research Interests

Dr. Taivassalo joined the University of Florida in 2017, and is excited to contribute to the mission of the Myology Institute by continuing to pursue her primary research interests in the evaluation and development of innovative therapeutic strategies for neuromuscular disease. Of particular interest are interventions aimed at inducing adaptive responses within skeletal muscle mitochondria such as exercise training and exposure to intermittent hypoxia. She is also affiliated with the Imaging DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) group, the Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation as well as the Institute of Aging.


Degrees and Training

  • 2005-16: Associate Professor (with tenure), McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Kinesiology)
  • 2001-05: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Exercise & Environmental Medicine, Dallas, TX
  • 2001: Ph.D.: McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Neurological Sciences)