Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
FLG 120 | FLG 34,44, 62
P.O. Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611-8205
(352) 294- 1754| email@example.com
Lan Wei-LaPierre joined the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in 2020 as a Tenure-track Assistant Professor. As a previous medical doctor, her experience in patient contact inspired her to settle her research interest in identifying new therapeutic target for neuromuscular-related conditions. Dr. Wei-LaPierre has years of experience in studying muscle physiology, particularly in intracellular Ca2+ signaling in different cell compartments in isolated muscle cells. She has accumulated a wide range of techniques throughout the earlier stage of her career including electrophysiology, confocal microscopy and two-photon microscopy. Her recent research interests are to investigate how mitochondrial Ca2+ and ROS affect the disease onset and progression of ALS and the muscle weakness in Down syndrome.