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Blake Rasmussen, PhD

Blake Rasmussen, PhD Lloyd and Sue Ann Hill Professor of Healthy Aging; Professor & Chair, Department of Nutrition & Metabolism; Associate Director, Center for Recovery, Physical Activity & Nutrition

Email: blrasmus@utmb.edu

Research Links: Influuent | ResearchGate | Google Scholar | Abbreviated CV
Research Area: Muscle Biology, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Sarcopenia, Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism

Muscle Biology Lab Website

 

Education

  • BS 1992 - Utah State University
  • MS 1993 - Utah State University
  • PhD 1997 - Brigham Young University

Funding (as Principal Investigator or Core/Project Leader)

Grant# R56 AG051267
National Institute on Aging, NIH
Nutrient Sensing & Signaling in Aging Muscle
2015-2017

Grant# P30 AG024832
National Institute on Aging, NIH
Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Role: Core Leader, Metabolism & Biology Resource Core (PI: Volpi)

Select Publications

  1. Borack, M.S., P.T. Reidy, S.H. Husaini, M.M. Markofski, R.R. Deer, A.B. Richison, B.S. Lambert, M.B. Cope, R. Mukherjea, K. Jennings, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Soy-dairy protein blend or whey protein isolate ingestion induces similar post-exercise muscle mTORC1 signaling and protein synthesis responses in older men. Journal of Nutrition. In Press, 2016.
  2. Dickinson, J.M., P.T. Reidy, D.M. Gundermann, M.S. Borack, D.K. Walker, A.C. D'Lugos, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. The impact of post exercise essential amino acid ingestion on the ubituitin proteasome and autophagosomal-lysosomal systems in skeletal muscle of older men. Journal of Applied Physiology. In Press, 2016.
  3. Groen, B.B.L., A.M. Horstman, H.M. Hamer, M. de Haan, J. van Kranenburg, J. Bierau, M. Poeze, W.K.W.H. Wodzig, B.B. Rasmussen, and L.J.C. van Loon. Increasing insulin availability does not augment postprandial muscle protein synthesis in healthy young and older men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, In Press, 2016.
  4. Reidy P.T., and B.B. Rasmussen. Role of ingested amino acids/protein in the promotion of resistance exercise-induced muscle protein anabolism. Journal of Nutrition 146(2): 155-183, 2016.
  5. Moro, T., S.M. Ebert, C.M. Adams, and B.B. Rasmussen. Amino acid sensing in skeletal muscle. Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism 27(11): 796-806, 2016.
  6. Reidy, P.T., M.S. Borack, M.M. Markofski, J.M. Dickinson, R.R. Deer, S.H. Husaini, D.K. Walker, S. Igbinigie, S.M. Robertson, M.B. Cope, R. Mukerjea, J.M. Hall-Porter, K. Jennings, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Protein supplementation has minimal effects on muscle adaptations during resistance exercise training in young men: a double-blind randomized trial. Journal of Nutrition 146: 1660-1669, 2016.
  7. Porter, C., P.T. Reidy, N. Bhattarai, L.S. Sidossis, and B.B. Rasmussen. Resistance exercise training alters mitochondrial function in human skeletal muscle. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 47(9): 1922–1931, 2015.
  8. Dickinson, J.M., D.M. Gundermann, D.K. Walker, P.T. Reidy, M.S. Borack, M.J. Drummond, M. Arora, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Leucine-enriched amino acid ingestion after resistance exercise prolongs myofibrillar protein synthesis and amino acid transporter expression in older men. Journal of Nutrition 144: 1694-1702, 2014.
  9. Walker, D.K., M.J. Drummond, J.M. Dickinson, M. Borack, K. Jennings, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Insulin increases mRNA abundance of the amino acid transporter SLCA5/LAT1 via an mTORC1 dependent mechanism in skeletal muscle cells. Physiological Reports 2(3): e00238, 2014.
  10. Reidy, P.T., D.K. Walker, J.M. Dickinson, D.M. Gundermann, M.J. Drummond, K.L. Timmerman, M.B. Cope, R. Mukherjea, K. Jennings, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Soy-dairy protein blend and whey protein ingestion after resistance exercise increases amino acid transport and transporter expression in human skeletal muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology 116: 1353-1364, 2014.
  11. Glynn, E.L., C.S. Fry, K.L. Timmerman, M.J. Drummond, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Addition of carbohydrate or alanine to an essential amino acid mixture does not enhance human skeletal muscle protein anabolism. Journal of Nutrition 143:307-314, 2013.
  12. 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. Clinical Nutrition. 32(2): 273-80, 2013.
  13. Reidy, P.T, D.K. Walker, J.M. Dickinson, D.M. Gundermann, M.J. Drummond, K.L. Timmerman, C.S. Fry, M.S. Borack, M.B. Cope, R. Mukherjea, K. Jennings, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Protein blend ingestion following resistance exercise promotes human muscle protein synthesis. Journal of Nutrition 143: 410-416, 2013.
  14. 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.
  15. Fry, C.S., M.J. Drummond, H. L. Lujan, S.E. DiCarlo, and B.B. Rasmussen. Paraplegia increases skeletal muscle autophagy. Muscle & Nerve 46: 793-798, 2012.
  16. Dickinson, J.M., M.J. Drummond, C.S. Fry, D.M. Gundermann, D.K. Walker, K.L. Timmerman, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Rapamycin does not affect post-absorptive protein metabolism in human skeletal muscle. Metabolism 62:144-151, 2012.
  17. Fry C.S., M.J. Drummond, E.L. Glynn, J.M. Dickinson, D.M. Gundermann, K.L. Timmerman, D.K. Walker, S. Dhanani, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Aging impairs contraction-induced human skeletal muscle mTORC1 signaling and protein synthesis. Skeletal Muscle 1:11, 2011.
  18. Dickinson, J.M., C.S. Fry, M.J. Drummond, D.M. Gundermann, D.K. Walker, E.L. Glynn, K.L. Timmerman, S. Dhanani, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 activation is required for the stimulation of human skeletal muscle protein synthesis by essential amino acids. Journal of Nutrition 141: 856-862, 2011.
  19. Drummond M.J., E.L. Glynn, C.S. Fry, K.L. Timmerman, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. An increase in essential amino acid availability upregulates amino acid transporter expression in human skeletal muscle. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology & Metabolism, 298: E1011-E1018, 2010.
  20. Drummond M.J., C.S. Fry, E.L. Glynn, H.C. Dreyer, S. Dhanani, K.L. Timmerman, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Rapamycin administration in humans blocks the contraction-induced increase in skeletal muscle protein synthesis. Journal of Physiology, 587(7): 1535–1546, 2009.