Charlotte A. PetersonProfessor, Director | Lexington, Kentucky
Charlotte A. Peterson, Ph.D. is the Joseph Hamburg Endowed Professor and Director of the Center for Muscle Biology. She recently stepped down as Associate Dean for Research in the College, a position she served from 2006-2016, to pursue a new opportunity through an Intergovernmental Personnel Appointment at the NIH. She will provide scientific oversite to a new NIH initiative through the Office of the Director’s Common Fund entitled “Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium” (MoTrPAC). MoTrPAC is a multi-institutional consortium that includes pre-clinical animal studies, clinical trials, and analyses and bioinformatics centers with the goal of discovering the molecules and pathways responsible for physical activity’s benefits for human health. She will also continue to oversee her extramurally-funded research program in the College.