Faculty and Staff

Dan Lark, Ph.D.

Dan Lark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Extracellular Regulation of Metabolism Laboratory

215C Moby B Complex | (970) 491-6522 | Dan.Lark@ColoState.edu


  • 2014-2018, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • 2014, Ph.D., Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, East Carolina University
  • 2010, M.S., Exercise and Sport Science, East Carolina University
  • 2008, B.S., Kinesiology, Emphasis in Exercise and Fitness, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • 2005, A.A.S., University of Wisconsin, Fond du Lac

Research Interests:

  • Defining the role of skeletal muscle as an endocrine organ during obesity and exercise.
  • Exploring how the extracellular environment regulates glucose homeostasis via metabolic fibrosis.
  • Using mouse genetic engineering to define the cellular origin of extracellular vesicles secreted in vivo.