Dr. Cory Dungan received his BS from SUNY College at Brockport in 2010 and went on to complete his MS (in 2013) and PhD (in 2016) in Exercise & Nutrition Sciences from SUNY Buffalo. During his graduate studies, he published more than 10 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Dungan joined Dr. Charlotte Peterson’s lab in the Center for Muscle Biology as a postdoctoral fellow in August 2016. To date, he has co-authored 12 peer-reviewed manuscripts with four as first author and one as senior author. He has also been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship through the Sanders Brown Center on Aging.
His major research interests are focused on understanding molecular mechanisms regulating muscle hypertrophy and atrophy in the context of aging and obesity, specifically, the contribution of senescent cells to anabolic resistance. He also investigates the mechanisms regulating muscle-brain crosstalk following exercise training. Dr. Dungan was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy on September 1, 2021.