Christopher Fry is a member of the faculty in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition. Chris completed a B.S. in Biology at Baylor University (2006), Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB, 2011) and postdoctoral training in muscle physiology at the University of Kentucky (2014). He established his research lab at UTMB in 2014. In 2019, Chris accepted a position as Associate Professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky, where he is also a member of the Center for Muscle Biology. Chris’s research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms that regulate skeletal muscle plasticity to establish interventions to maintain skeletal muscle strength and mass during conditions of muscle wasting. Much of his current work involves studying the contribution of different progenitor cells to muscle adaptation, and his current work explores muscle quality and stem cells in the recovery of muscle mass and function following injury. Dr. Fry's lab utilizes several different experimental models, including transgenic rodent models, primary cell culture, as well as clinical subject research. He has competed as an amateur bodybuilder and enjoys working out, traveling, cooking and spending time with his wife and son.