Laboratory of Comparative Energetics


Collaborative research is an important component of our lab. Projects represent collaborations between faculty, technicians, postdocs and students (graduate and undergraduate). We encourage independent thinking, within the context of a cooperative atmosphere that fosters synergy among individuals.











Paul J. Schaeffer

Associate Professor

Dept. of Biology
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056



Comparative Physiology
Muscle and Energy Metabolism

We study the design principles of vertebrate skeletal muscle, focusing on the ways that muscle metabolic plasticity functions to facilitate acclimation to changing conditions.
Projects include work on:

Some research subjects - past, present & future