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Amanda BOYCE

Amanda Boyce
Title: Health Scientist Administrator
Office(s): Division of Aging Biology (DAB)
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Amanda Boyce, Ph.D., is a program director and the Chief of the Aging Physiology Branch, Division of Aging Biology at the National Institute on Aging. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her Ph.D. in Cell Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  During her graduate studies, Dr. Boyce conducted research on epithelial cell ion channels under the mentorship of Dr. Erik Schwiebert.  As a post-doctoral fellow, she studied under Dr. Rosa Serra at UAB and then Dr. Rocky Tuan in the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)’s Intramural Research Program working in cartilage development, osteoarthritis, and fracture healing. She left the bench and joined NIAMS as the Program Officer for Muscle Development and Physiology in 2006 and served through 2022.  Dr. Boyce joined NIA in 2022 and manages a portfolio of grants focused on the basic biology of muscle.

Research Interests/Portfolio

Neuromuscular and Connective Tissue Program

  • Age-related changes in the cellular and matrix components of muscle and tendon
  • Effects of aging on the neuromuscular junction and functional consequences
  • Molecular basis of sarcopenia

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