Dr. Chris McGlory is an Early Career Researcher and expert in the fields of human nutrition, skeletal muscle protein turnover, and stable isotope tracer analysis. Dr. McGlory graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Stirling and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at McMaster University where he examined the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on protein turnover. The aim of Dr. McGlory’s research program is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning the adaptive response of skeletal muscle to nutrition, exercise training, and immobilization.
Dr. Tanner Stokes is a part-time Postdoctoral Fellow. He completed his Ph.D. in Kinesiology at McMaster University, which focused on the mechanisms of skeletal muscle hypertrophy and atrophy in response to resistance training and muscle disuse, respectively. His research interests include the application of stable isotope tracer methodology and high-throughput genome-wide ‘omics’ technology to gain a better understanding of how muscle size is regulated under different physiological conditions.
Dr. Jonathan Mcleod is a Postdoctoral Fellow who completed his Ph.D. at McMaster University. Jonathan’s primary research interest is in using stable isotope tracers to study human skeletal muscle protein metabolism. Jonathan also has a keen interest in leveraging “omics” technology to identify novel molecular candidates pertinent to skeletal muscle plasticity. Outside of the lab, Jonathan can be found playing hockey, swimming, biking, and/or running.
Dani is third year Ph.D. candidate from Guelph, Ontario. She is interested in human performance, and her research is focused on the intersection of nutrition and exercise training. Dani loves ice hockey and has worked as a hydration and nutrition consultant to 9 different NHL teams. When she is not in the lab or at the rink, she can be found lifting or coaching at the Gaels’ High Performance Centre
Emily is a Ph.D. student from Waterloo, Ontario. She is interested in skeletal muscle metabolism and mitochondrial physiology. Emily’s research is focused on generating nutritional strategies to mitigate declines in skeletal muscle disuse. Emily is also interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms governing alterations in skeletal muscle health in response to skeletal muscle disuse.
Kristine is a second year M.Ss student with the Nutrition and Metabolism Research Group. She completed her B.Sc. with a specialization in human kinetics from the University of Ottawa and a B.Ed. from the University of Windsor. Her research interests include examining the best practices to optimize training for athletic performance. Outside of school, she enjoys playing sports, the outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family.
Sydney is a second year M.Sc. student from Renfrew, Ontario. Sydney completed her B.Sc. in biomedical science at the University of Guelph. Sydney’s M.Sc. research is centred on the effects of high dose EPA supplementation on skeletal muscle health. Sydney’s interest in exercise science comes from a lifelong love of biology and her passion for sports, specifically hockey and soccer.
Callum is a first year M.Sc. student from Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He is interested in the effect of nutritional interventions in combination with either resistance or endurance exercise training on skeletal muscle health, which is the focus of his research. Callum has previously studied the relationship of resistance exercise and increased fall risk in older adults. Outside of the lab and research, Callum can be found at the gym or hiking.
Justin is a first year M.Sc. student from Oakville, Ontario. He earned his B.Sc. in Kinesiology here at Queen’s University, where he discovered a passion for mitochondrial and skeletal muscle health while volunteering for the Nutrition and Metabolism Research Group. His research aims to asses the effect of eicosapentaenoic acid supplementation on human skeletal muscle health and mitochondrial respiratory function. When he is not in the lab, Justin enjoys exploring the outdoors, and engaging in many sports.
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