Assistant ProfessorGlenn Rowe pic 1 11 2019
Dept. of Medicine
Division of Cardivascular Disease

Contact Information:

Office Address: McCallum 280
Phone: 205-975-0100
Website: School of Medicine Faculty Profile


Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
BS, Biology, 2001
Yale University, New Haven, CT
MA, Molcular Biology, 2003
Yale University, New Haven, CT
PhD, Molecular, Celluar and Developmental Biology, 2007

Post-Graduate Training:

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
MA, Post-doctoral research fellow/Instructor Cardiology.2012

Research Interest:

Exercise, mitochondrial metabolism, striated muscle, angiogenesis, transcriptional coactivators

Research Description:

Metabolic imbalance and mitochondrial dysfunction have been associated with the development of the metabolic syndrome and many of its contributing diseases (cardiovascular disease, obesity and type II diabetes). Restoration of normal metabolic balance and mitochondrial function are important factors to eradicating this disorder. To date, diet and exercise have been proven to be the best intervention in the treatment of the many of metabolic syndrome. However, many of the molecular mechanisms responsible for these improvements are poorly understood.  The research interest of the laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular pathways that influence mitochondrial metabolism in response to diet and exercise, in order to improve mitochondrial function and reduce the deleterious effects of the metabolic syndrome. Specifically, the lab studies the PGC-1 family of transcriptional coactivators and the molecular pathways they regulate in striated muscle to maintain normal mitochondrial function (including biogenesis, oxidative capacity and dynamics) and normal metabolic function. The laboratory utilizes a variety of molecular techniques, cell-based assays as well as genetically modified mouse models. Various projects are available in the laboratory, including 1.) The study of mitochondrial dynamics in response to exercise, 2.) The effect of exercise on angiogenesis and mitochondrial metabolism, 3.) The characterization of new regulators of mitochondrial metabolism in striated muscle. 


DRC Membership Category:

Associate Scientist