Our research efforts focus primarily on diastolic heart failure and mathematical modeling of striated muscle function. You can read more about this work by clicking on the links below.
Esser lab to study why skeletal muscle function is compromised when circadian rhythms become disrupted. We also help Mike Reid's lab to examine the functional consequences of exposing diaphragm fibers to elevated levels of oxidative stress and inflammatory cytokines.
Ken has also collaborated with Seth Robia to develop new techniques for analyzing movies obtained using Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy (TIRF) and Flurorescence Resonsance Energy Transfer (FRET) microscopy techniques.