Robert (RJ) Shute, Ph.D.


Post-doctoral fellow

I graduated with my Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha studying the role of environmental temperature during exercise on markers related to mitochondrial biogenesis, mitophagy, myogenesis, and proteolysis.  I am interested in the mechanisms related to muscle mass regulation and the role exercise has on health and disease prevention.  My research focuses on resistance training and high fat diet on insulin sensitivity.  Additionally, my research focuses on extracellular superoxide dismutase and cardiovascular function.

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