Coen A. C. Ottenheijm, PhD

Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Research Interests: 

Dr. Ottenheijm’s laboratory is currently investigating the molecular mechanisms through which alterations in mechanical loading affect diaphragm strength, mainly focusing on titin, that may act as a mechanosensor. His group combines single muscle fiber mechanics with protein and transcript studies and high-resolution microscopy to characterize genetically engineered mice and patients’ biopsies.