Nima Gharahdaghi, University of Nottingham, wins poster prize at the 10th Annual Congress of the Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders Society

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Nima Gharahdaghi an international PhD student funded by the Vice Chancellor’s scholarship, at the University of Nottingham won 1st poster prize at the 10th Annual Congress of the Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders Society held in Rome held on 8-10 December 2017.

Poster prize at the 10th Annual Congress of the Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders Society

Poster prize at the 10th Annual Congress of the Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders Society

The research which won him this award demonstrated that the provision of endogenous testosterone to older men enhanced muscle mass gains when coupled to resistance exercise, while also improving muscle insulin sensitivity (in comparison to placebo).

Supervised by CMAR PIs Professor Philip Atherton and Dr Nate Szewczyk, Nima’s PhD focus is on delineating the mechanistic regulation of muscle mass by testosterone, in humans, through endogenous and exogenous manipulation of testosterone bioavailability. Nima who is about to enter his final year will continue to further define the mechanisms of these effects with the aims to locate novel therapeutic strategies, biomarkers and drug targets relating to hormone status, muscle, exercise adaptation and sarcopenia.