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Joshua F. Yarrow, PhD

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Joshua.Yarrow@va.gov

Joshua F. Yarrow, PhD, earned his doctorate in applied physiology from the University of Florida. Currently a Research Health Scientist at CINDRR and an Assistant Scientist in the UF Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, Dr. Yarrow performs proof-of-principle, translational, and clinical research. His research focuses on 1) determining the sex-steroid mediated mechanisms underlying the maintenance of bone and skeletal muscle and 2) evaluating pharmacologic strategies and physiologic interventions designed to augment bone mineral density, skeletal muscle mass, and reduce adiposity. His laboratory expertise involves the assessment of three dimensional bone and soft tissue morphology (including vasculature) via microCT; body composition via dual x-ray absorptiometry; and skeletal muscle mass and basic molecular biology techniques; immunoassay and spectrophotometry techniques; and sex-steroid/peptide-hormones analysis of body fluids and tissues. His current research evaluates the pharmacologic means of preventing bone and muscle loss subsequent to Veteran spinal cord injury.