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Senior Scientist and Director
Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3016
Fax: (617) 556-3083



M.A., Physical Education/Human Bioenergetics, Ball State University, 1985
Ph.D., Human Nutrition Science, Tufts University, 1993

Research Focus
Role of nutrition and exercise on age-related changes in skeletal muscle growth capacity. Impact of nutrition and exercise on physical functioning and disability in older adults.

Academic Appointments
Professor of Nutrition, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Selected Professional Affiliations
Associate Director Boston Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
Member, American Society of Nutrition
Member, American Physiological Society
Member, American College of Sports Medicine

Current Research Projects
• ICON: Characterising SARcopenia and sarcopenic obesity in patients Aged 65 years and over, at risk of mobility disability.
• Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc.: A Phase 1 b Study to Assess the Anti-
fahgability Effect of CK-2127107 in Elderly Male and Female Subjects with Limitations in Mobility
• Pronutria Biosciences, Inc. (now Axcella Health Inc.): Assessment of Fractional Synthetic Rate
• Lonza, Inc.: The effect of L-Carnitine and Creatine on skeletal muscle protein synthesis in young and older humans

All Publications