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Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD

Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD

Professor & Chair, Department of Nutrition and Metabolism
Associate Director of the Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition (CeRPAN)
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301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1124
Phone: (409) 747-1619
Fax: (409) 772-2577
Email: blrasmus@utmb.edu

Research Areas

Muscle metabolism and physiology related to exercise, diabetes and exercise


BS 1992 Utah State University, cum laude, Exercise Science
MS 1993 Utah State University, Exercise Science
PhD 1997 Brigham Young University, Zoology

Current Funding

Solae, LLC. Rasmussen (PI)
A Randomized, Controlled Double Blind Longitudinal Study: Effects of Protein Blend Supplementation During Exercise Training on Muscle Growth and Strength

Solae, LLC. Rasmussen (PI)
A Randomized, Controlled Double Blind Acute Study: Effects of Protein Blends on Muscle Protein and Synthesis in Healthy Older Adults

R01 AG030070 Volpi (PI)
Nutrition & Exercise to Improve Protein Metabolism & Prevent Sarcopenia in Aging
Role: Co-I

P30 AG024832 - PI: Volpi
NIH / National Institute on Aging
UTMB Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Role: Pilot Project Co-Core Leader

Select Publications

Walker, D.K., C.S. Fry, M.J. Drummond, J.M. Dickinson, K.L. Timmerman, D.M. Gundermann, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Pax7+ satellite cells in young and older adults following resistance exercise. Muscle Nerve 46: 51-59, 2012. (PMCID: PMC3374905)

Fry, C.S., M.J. Drummond, E.L. Glynn, J.M. Dickinson, D.M. Gundermann, K.L. Timmerman, D.K. Walker, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Skeletal muscle autophagy and protein breakdown following resistance exercise are similar in young and older adults. J Gerontol Med Sci 68(5): 599-607, 2013. (PMCID: PMC3623482)

Dickinson, J. M., M. J. Drummond, J. R. Coben, E. Volpi, and B. B. Rasmussen. Aging differentially affects human skeletal muscle amino acid transporter expression when essential amino acids are ingested after exercise. Clin Nutr 32: 273-280, 2013. (PMCID: PMC3517689)