Dr. Alexander K. Murashov, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate professor in the Department of Physiology at East Carolina University. Dr. Alexander K. Murashov's research interests span over a wide range of research topics from regenerative processes in the nervous system to transgenerational epigenetic effects of parental lifestyle. More specifically there are three focus areas of his work: (1) promotion of regenerative axonogenesis after neuronal injury or neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, (2) role of non-coding RNAs in prognosis and diagnosis of environmental exposures and (3) impacts of high-fat diet and exercise in fathers on the susceptibility of their offspring to obesity and diabetes. These research activities are and have been supported by awards from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, The Brody Brothers Foundation, The East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute and The Harriet and John Wooten Laboratory for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research.
1. Epigenetic effect of exercise and high fat diet on offspring susceptibility to obesity and diabetes. 2. Micro RNAs in molecular mechanisms of peripheral nerve regeneration and axon growth. 3. Treating spinal cord injury with stem cells.