College of Dentistry - Science Colloquium


College of Dentistry — Science Colloquium

Novel Molecular and Cellular Foundations of Sexual Dimorphism among Mammalian Craniofacial Muscles

It has long been recognized that the masseter muscle of men and women differ with respect to size, activity patterns, as determined from electromyographic recordings, and muscle fiber-type composition, the latter established from classical histochemical analyses. We are studying craniofacial muscles, including the masseter, in several mammalian species and have acquired evidence of marked sexual dimorphism at the molecular and cellular levels in each studied species, including humans. The results of these studies will be presented and how the sex-related differences potentially impact muscle function will be discussed.

Thursday, March 18, 2021
11:45 AM to 12:30 PM ET

Speaker: Peter J. Reiser, PhD
Speaker Affiliation: Professor and Chair, Division of Biosciences, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Location: Zoom

Open to the University public, Dental CE credit available.

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