Elisabeth Barton, PhD

Elisabeth Barton, PhD
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Performance

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Dr. Barton is a molecular physiologist with a primary interest in skeletal muscle repair. Her work has broad applications including accelerating the resolution of muscle damage after acute injuries, altering the balance between damage and repair in chronic injury associated with neuromuscular disease, and enhancing the repair axis in aging muscle. She has spent the last 15 years studying insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), a key player in the muscle regeneration process. More recently, Barton has focused on how muscles sense load, and how these sensors become dysfunctional in muscle disease. Her research has been supported by grants from NIH, NASA, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the DOD.

Degrees and Training

  • BA in Biophysics, Wellesley College
  • PhD in Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington