Oleg Matusovsky

Research Associate

Research Associate, Ph.D. (Biochemistry); Now Research Associate for Dr. D. Rassier, McGill University

Project : Smooth muscle strip and molecular mechanics in airway hyperresponsiveness and asthma

I did my PhD at the Institute of Marine Biology (Vladivostok, Russia) and at the Institute of Molecular Biology (Salzburg, Austria). I studied smooth muscle contraction of invertebrate and vertebrate animals in order to understand the molecular mechanism underlying in prolonged contraction without energy consumption (catch and latch states). I then did a post-doc at the Institute of Biomedical Aging Research (Innsbruck, Austria) where I studied smooth muscle enzyme kinetics of myosin light chain phosphorylation. I joined the Lauzon laboratory at the Meakins-Christie Labs in January 2011 to study the peripheral airway smooth muscle contractility in the horse model of asthma. More recently, I studied the peripheral airway smooth muscle mechanics of cystic fibrosis patients.

I am now a research associate in the laboratory of Professor Dilson Rassier, Department of Kinesiology, McGill University.