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Stuart Phillips
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Professor; Director, Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE); Director, McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1)
Ivor Wynne Centre, Room E212
905 525 9140 ext. 24465

Professor Phillips is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging. In addition to being a full Professor in Kinesiology, also Graduate Faculty in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American College of Nutrition (ACN). His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on the mechanisms of human skeletal muscle protein turnover. He is also keenly interested in diet- and exercise-induced changes in body composition particularly in older persons.

His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the US NIH, as well as the USDA.

Dr. Phillips was the inaugural recipient of the Enzo Cafarelli Mentor Award in 2017. He is a past recipient of a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Ontario Premier's Research Excellence Award and in 2003 received the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Young Investigator Award. He currently more than 32000 career citations and 250 research and review papers -

Notice: Dr. Phillips will NOT be taking on any new students for 2021.

Protein; Skeletal Muscle; Aging; Sarcopenia

REVIEW ARTICLES (trainees underlined)
  1. S.M. Phillips, D. Paddon-Jones, and D.K. Layman. Optimizing adult protein intake during catabolic health conditions. Adv. Nutr. 11(4): S1058-S1069, 2020.
  2. J. McKendry, B.S. Currier, C. Lim, J.C. Mcleod, A.C.Q. Thomas, and S.M. Phillips. Nutritional supplements to support resistance exercise in countering the sarcopenia of aging. Nutrients. 12(7): 2057, 2020.
  3. J. McKendry, A.C.Q. Thomas, and S.M. Phillips. Muscle mass loss in the older critically ill population: potential therapeutic strategies. Nutr. Clin. Prac. 235(4): 607-616, 2020.
ORIGINAL ARTICLES (trainees underlined)
  1. T. Stokes, J.A. Timmons, H. Crossland, T.R. Tripp, K. Murphy, C. McGLory, C.J. Mitchell, S.Y. Oikawa, R.W. Morton, B. Phillips, S. Baker, P.J. Atherton, C. Wahlestedt, and S.M. Phillips. Molecular transducers of human skeletal muscle remodeling under different loading states. Cell Reports. . 32(5): 107980, 2020.
  2. S.Y. Oikawa, M.J. MacInnis, T.R. Tripp, C. McGlory, S.K. Baker, and S.M. Phillips. Lactalbumin, not collagen, augments muscle protein synthesis with aerobic exercise. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 52(6): 1394-1403, 2020.
  3. S.Y. Oikawa, M.J. Kamal, E.K. Webb, C. McGlory, S.K. Baker, and S.M. Phillips. Whey protein but not collagen peptides, stimulate acute and longer-term muscle protein synthesis with and without resistance exercise in healthy older women: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 111(3): 708-718, 2020.
  4. C. Lim, H.J. Kim, R.W. Morton, R. Harris, S.M. Phillips, T.S. Jeong, and C.K. Kim. Resistance exercise-induced changes in muscle metabolism are load-dependent. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 51(12): 2578-2585, 2019.
  5. J. McKendry, B.J. Shad, B. Smeunix, S.Y. Oikawa, G. Wallis, C. Greig, S.M. Phillips, L. Breen. Comparable rate of integrated myofibrillar protein synthesis between endurance-trained master athletes and untrained older indviduals. Front. Physiol. 10: 1084, 2019.4601-4613.
  6. R.W. Morton, M.W. Sonne, A.F. Zuniga, I.Y.Z. Mohammad, A. Jones, C. McGlory, P.J. Keir, J.R. Potvin, and S.M. Phillips. Muscle fibre activation is unaffected by load and repetition duration when resistance exercise is performed to task failure. J. Physiol. 595(17): 4601-4613, 2019.
Degree University Year
PhD University of Waterloo 1995
MSc McMaster University 1991
BSc McMaster University 1989
Degree Name
Jonathan MCLEOD
Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr. Changhyun LIM
Dr. Everson NUNES
Dr. Daniel TRAYLOR
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