My research has focused around the phenomenon of “skeletal muscle damage”, both in determining how skeletal muscle membrane structure influences this phenomenon as well as a mechanism for why certain pharmaceutical drugs (statins) trigger symptoms commonly associated with skeletal muscle damage. I have also developed an interest in various clinical measures of athletic injury assessment and care as well as the reliability of those measures.
Recent Publications and Research Activity
Knoblauch, MA; Dagnino-Acosta, A; Hamilton, S. Mice with an RyR1 mutation (Y524S) Undergo a Hypermetabolic Response to Simvastatin. Skeletal Muscle, 2013. 3:22
Knoblauch, MA; O’Connor, DP; Clarke, MSF. Obese mice incur greater myofiber membrane disruption in response to mechanical load compared to lean mice. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jan;21(1):135-43
O’Connor, DP; Knoblauch, MA. Electrocardiogram testing during athletic preparticipation physical examinations. Journal of Athletic Training. 2010. 45(3):265-72
Knoblauch, MA; O’Connor, DP; Clarke, MSF. Capillary and Venous Samples of Total Creatine Kinase Are Similar After Eccentric Exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2010. 24(12):3471-3475.
Sharma SV, Bush JA, Lorino AJ, Knoblauch M, Abuamer D, Blog G, Bertman D. Diet and Cardiovascular Risk In University Marching Band, Dance Team and Cheer Squad Members: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008 Apr 18;5:9.
A.A. in Sports Medicine at Hutchinson Community College, 1994
B.A. in Exercise Science (Emphasis:Athletic Training) at Wichita State University, 1996
M.S. in Kinesiology (Emphasis: Exercise Science) at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1998
Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Emphasis: Exercise Science) at University of Houston, 2011
Post-doc in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine, 2013