Mr. Plyley's research is aimed at developing a better understanding (a) of how the
geometrical arrangement of the capillaries and muscle fibers impacts the supply
of oxygen and nutrients to, and the removal of waste byproducts from, skeletal
muscle in health (including training and detraining) and disease, and (b) the
etiology of angiogensis in skeletal muscle, and its relationship to various
fibre attributes, such as fibre size (area, perimeter, surface area, shape),
satellite cell activity and positioning, mitochrondrial supply and location,
and trans-sarcolemmal transport mechanisms and sites.