Kristin Richardson

Kristin Richardson

Kristin Richardson

Office Address

5275 Scott Hall

Position Title

Ph.D. Candidate


Areas of Interest

Excitability and Plasticity of Octopaminergic Neurons During Chronic Exercise


  1. Damschroder D, Zapata-Pérez R, Richardson K, Vaz FM, Houtkooper RH, Wessells R. Stimulating the sir2-spargel axis rescues exercise capacity and mitochondrial respiration in a Drosophila model of Barth syndrome. Dis Model Mech. 2022 Oct 1;15(10):dmm049279. doi: 10.1242/dmm.049279. PMID: 36107830
  2. Sujkowski A, Richardson K, Prifti MV, Wessells RJ, Todi SV. Endurance exercise ameliorates phenotypes in Drosophila models of spinocerebellar ataxias. Elife. 2022 Feb 16;11:e75389. doi: 10.7554/eLife.75389. PMID: 35170431
  3. 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
  4. Richardson K, Wessells RJ. Commentary: Octopamine Drives Endurance Exercise Adaptations if Drosophila. J Neurology & Neuromedicine 3(5):29-32 2018.



2016 B.A. in Biology, Edinboro University


Robert Wessells, Ph.D.

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