Waning Lab

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David Waning, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
500 University Drive, H166
Hershey, PA 17033

Research Gate
Office: Rm C4710E
Lab: Rm C4718
Link to: Penn State Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Dr. Waning received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and did his post-doctoral work at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. Currently his research is focused on improving musculoskeletal health in models of cancer and chemotherapy, osteoporosis and aging. The lab uses a wide array of in vivo and biochemical approaches to study skeletal muscle function and bone-muscle crosstalk.

Dr. Waning is also a member of CORTS




Projects in the lab include:

  • Effects of chemotherapy on skeletal muscle function and bone
  • Determination of the relative contribution of muscle wasting and muscle dysfunction in cancer cachexia
  • Identification of targets of oxidative stress that affect bone and muscle function
  • Bone-muscle crosstalk