Research in the Tidball lab is focused on understanding how the immune system interacts with muscle.
Discoveries in the lab have shown that the immune system can regulate muscle growth and regeneration, and
can also have a great influence on the course of pathology in muscular dystrophy. Some of the most
recent work in the lab has also revealed that the aging of muscle is also under the influence of the
immune system. Ongoing studies are now directed toward identifying mechanisms through which
manipulations of the immune system can slow muscular dystrophy and protect muscle from wasting that
occurs in old age.