Prof. Stephen E. Alway University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA

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Dr. Alway became the Professor and Dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2018. Between 2000-2018 he was Professor and Chair of Exercise Physiology, Executive Chairperson for the Department of Human Performance and Exercise Science, and Senior Assistant Dean of Research... read moreand Graduate Studies at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Prior to that Dr. Alway held faculty positions at the University of South Florida and The Ohio State University. Dr. Alway has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and various foundations for research in cellular and molecular adaptations to study sarcopenia, and the effects of aging on adaptations to muscle loading/exercise and disuse. This work has identified important roles for mitochondrial regulated oxidative stress and apoptosis (cell death) in muscle remodeling during aging-associated and disuse-induced muscle loss as well as exercise recovery of muscle function after prolonged disuse. He is on the editorial board for five scientific journals and is an Associate Editor-in-Chief for one journal, Associate Editor for two other journals and a section head for a different journal. Dr. Alway has served on numerous national and international grant review committees. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. In 2000 he was named the Sport Scientist of the year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has earned degrees from the University of Waterloo Canada (BSc, Honors Kinesiology), and McMaster University Canada (MSc, Physiology; PhD, Neuroscience) and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Waterloo Canada, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, USA.