Sue Bodine

Sue Bodine, PhD

Internal Medicine
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine


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Sue Bodine is a Professor of Medicine and Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center Chair at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Her research is focused on the study of the neuromuscular system and its response and adaptation to various stressors, including exercise, disuse and aging. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has held positions in both academia and the biotechnology industry. She worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals from 1996 to 2002, where she became Co-Director of the Muscle Biology Program. Her lab was instrumental in the discovery of the ubiquitin ligases, MuRF1 and MAFbx/atrogin-1 as key regulators of skeletal muscle atrophy and in mTORC1 as a key regulator of skeletal muscle hypertrophy. In 2003, she returned to academia and has continued to study the mechanisms that regulate skeletal muscle mass and function. Dr. Bodine has served as an NIH study section member and Chair of the Skeletal Muscle and Exercise Physiology panel, and currently serves on the Aging Systems and Geriatrics panel. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the review journals, Physiology and Physiological Reviews and is currently Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Applied Physiology. She was named an APS Fellow in 2017 and is currently serving as a Councilor of the American Physiological Society (2019-2022).