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Marni D. Boppart

Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois at urbana champaign
United States of America


She has done her Doctorate of Science in Applied Anatomy and Physiology at Boston University, Boston, MA, 2000, Master of Science in Cell Biology at Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1996, Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1992. Currently she is an Associate Professor in Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Research Interest

Preservation of skeletal muscle is essential for maintenance of health and physical function throughout the lifespan. Professor Boppart's research focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for muscle repair and growth post-exercise. This information is then used to develop novel cell- and pharmacological-based interventions that can prevent or treat loss of muscle mass and function with age. We have a specific interest in understanding a role for the integrin and muscle resident stem cells in: protection from exercise-induced muscle injury, beneficial adaptations to exercise (repair, growth), distal tissue health, protection from age-related disability.


  • Napoli R, Gibson L, Hirshman MF, Boppart MD, Dufresne SD, Horton ES, Goodyear LJ. Epinephrine and insulin stimulate different mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathways in rat skeletal muscle. Diabetes 47: 1549-1554, 1998.

  • Boppart MD, Kimmel DB, Yee JA, Cullen DM. Time course of osteoblast appearance after in vivo mechanical loading. Bone 23(5): 409-15, 1998.

  • Kvidera (Boppart) MD, Carey GB. Glutamine synthetase in rat epididymal tissue. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 206(4): 360-364, 1994.

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