Dr. Mendias is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Mendias is a musculoskeletal physiologist and athletic trainer who studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle and tendon growth and recovery from injuries. Dr. Mendias completed his undergraduate and masters degrees at the University of Arizona, and his doctorate and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. Studies in the Mendias Lab in skeletal muscle are focused on the cytokines TGF-b and myostatin in regulating muscle protein degradation and fibrosis, and studies in tendon mechanobiology are focused on the bHLH transcription factor scleraxis and its role in tendon stem cell biology, tissue regeneration and adaptation to loading.
Ph.D., 2007, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan
Fellowship, 2009, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan