• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pathology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training



  • BS, Sports Medicine, California Lutheran Unversity
  • MA, Sport Sciences, University of the Pacfic. Project: Blood lactate and metabolic responses to controlled frequency breathing during graded swimming
  • PhD, Exercise Sciences, Brigham Young University. Project: Myogenic regulatory factor response to resistance exercise volume in skeletal muscle
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Muscle Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch

Honors & Awards

  • Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acids, American Society for Nutrition. 05/2016
  • Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year, American Geriatrics Society. 05/2015
  • New Investigator Award, College of Health, University of Utah. 03/2014
  • Institute for Translational Sciences Faculty Development Award (KL2). University of Texas Medical Branch, 09/2009
  • School of Health Professions Researcher of the Year. University of Texas Medical Branch, 12/2008
  • UTMB Researcher of the Month. University of Texas Medical Branch, 05/2008
  • Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section Gravitational Physiology Award for beginning investigators . Experimental Biology , 05/2008
  • Douglas Smith Memorial Endowment. Brigham Young University, 05/2005
  • Mary Lou Fulton Fund. Brigham Young University, 05/2005
  • Norman James Research Scholarship. South West American College of Sports Medicine, 09/2004
  • Mary Lou Fulton Fund. Brigham Young University, 05/2004


  • English, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States of America