The Thompson lab is happy to welcome back our wonderful postdoc Lais. She will be working remotely and has been a massive source of support for our research team. Welcome back Lais!
Congratulations to our amazing postdoc Lais on the newest member of our lab, Francisco Perazza!
Dr. Thompson presents (invited) at the Chengdu FISU World Conference, July 29 – 31, 2023.
Dr. Chiao-nan (Joyce) Chen, PhD, PT from the Department of Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan visits Boston.
Lais Perazza, PhD, presents her research on the use of PDX in frail mice at the APS summit in Long Beach, CA. April 2023.
Perazza LR, Gower AC, Brown-Borg HM, Pajevic PD, Thompson LV. Protectin DX as a therapeutic strategy against frailty in mice. GeroScience. 2023 Apr 14.
Dongmin Kwak, PhD, presents his research on senescence and apoptosis in aging skeletal muscle at the IAGG meeting in San Francisco.
LaDora V. Thompson, PhD has been named the first Travis M. Roy Professor in Rehabilitation Sciences. Thompson, who arrived at BU in October from the University of Minnesota Medical School, also chairs the department of physical therapy and athletic training. She says she sees the professorship as a unique opportunity to translate basic research to clinical application—to collaborate with other scientists, students, and patients to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.
“There are experts here at Sargent College who investigate what are the optimal tools that will assist individuals to have a greater quality of life. There are also leaders in the field of technology development for those that have disabilities,” says Thompson, a physical therapist whose current research focuses on understanding how muscles function at the cellular and molecular levels.