Deena Damschroder

Deena Damschroder

Deena Damschroder

Office Address

5275 Scott

Position Title


Areas of Interest

Elevating NAD+ levels rescue the exercise capacity of a Drosophila model of Barth syndrome


  1. Cobb T, Damschroder D, Wessells R. Sestrin regulates acute chill coma recovery in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2021 Feb 4:103548. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2021.103548. PMID: 33549817
  2. Damschroder D*, Richardson K*, Cobb T, Wessells R. The effects of genetic background on exercise performance in Drosophila. Fly (Austin). 2020 Oct 26:1-13. doi: 10.1080/19336934.2020.1835329. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33100141
  3. Xu P, Damschroder D, Zhang M, Ryall KA, Adler PN, Saucerman JJ, Wessells RJ, Yan Z. Atg2, Atg9 and Atg18 in mitochondrial integrity, cardiac function and healthspan in Drosophila. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2019 Feb;127:116-124. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2018.12.006. PMID: 30571977
  4. Damschroder D*, Cobb T*, Sujkowski A, Wessells R. (2018). Drosophila Endurance Training and Assessment of Its Effects on Systemic Adaptations. Bio-protocol 8(19): e3037. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.3037. (*share first authorship)
  5. Damschroder D, Reynolds C, Wessells R. Drosophila tafazzin mutants have impaired exercise capacity. Physiol Rep. 2018 Feb;6(3). doi: 10.14814/phy2.13604. PMID: 29405656


  • Wayne State University, 3 Minute Thesis Competition March 2019 - 1st place
  • Department of Physiology 3 Minute Thesis Competion January 2019 - 1st Place
  • American Heart Association Predoctural Fellowship Grant (2019-2020)



B.A. - Arcadia University


Robert Wessells, Ph.D.

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