Michael Lustgarten, Ph.D.

MLustgartenScientist II
Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3399
Fax: (617) 556 -3083
E-mail: michael.lustgarten@tufts.edu

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Education
Ph.D., Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Research Focus
The role of the gut microbiome and serum metabolome on muscle mass and function in older adults (actively recruiting, contact 617-556-3082 for more info)

Select Publications
Lustgarten MS. Classifying Aging As a Disease: The Role of Microbes. Front Genet. 2016 Dec 1;7:212. eCollection 2016.

Lustgarten MS, Fielding RA. Metabolites Associated With Circulating Interleukin-6 in Older Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Mar 14. pii: glw039. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:26975982

Lustgarten MS, Price LL, Fielding RA. Analytes and Metabolites Associated with Muscle Quality in Young, Healthy Adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Aug;47(8):1659-64. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000578.  PMID:25412292

Lustgarten MS, Price LL, Chalé A, Fielding RA. Metabolites related to gut bacterial metabolism, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha activation, and insulin sensitivity are associated with physical function in functionally-limited older adults. Aging Cell. 2014 Oct;13(5):918-25. doi: 10.1111/acel.12251. Epub 2014 Jul 18. PMID: 25041144

Lustgarten MS, Price LL, Chale A, Phillips EM, Fielding RA. Branched chain amino acids are associated with muscle mass in functionally limited older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Jun;69(6):717-24. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glt152. Epub 2013 Oct 1. PMID:24085401

All Publications (Pub Med)