Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC)

The Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC) is an Organized Research Unit at York University which provides a centralized and focused research emphasis on the importance of skeletal muscle to the overall health and well-being of Canadians. Skeletal muscle, 40 per cent of a human’s body mass, is a unique and large tissue that significantly contributes to an individual’s metabolism, locomotion, and overall quality of life.

The MHRC is composed of faculty members and graduate students in both Kinesiology and Health Science and Biology. Members study muscle biology in the broadest terms, including muscle development, disease, metabolism, blood supply, injury and regeneration, and adaptation to acute and chronic exercise. Approaches used by faculty and graduate students for the study of muscle include molecular, cellular and whole-body techniques.