• Integrative Physiology

    Integrative Physiology

    The study of the acute and chronic effects of exercise and influence of physical training and nutrition

Stuart Phillips
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Professor; Associate Chair, Research; 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. He is a Professor in Kinesiology, and Graduate Faculty in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). 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, the USDA, and several industry partners.

Dr. Phillips was the inaugural recipient of the Enzo Cafarelli Graduate Mentor Award in 2017. He was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Award in 2018-2021 as one of the top 1% of all cited researchers in physiology and nutrition. He has more than 50,000 citations and an h-index of 121; https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=VLu9hqgAAAAJ&hl=en

Protein; Skeletal Muscle; Aging; Sarcopenia

REVIEW ARTICLES (trainees underlined)
  1. J. McKendry, T. Stokes, J.C. Mcleod and S.M. Phillips. Resistance exercise, aging, disuse, and muscle protein metabolism. Comp. Physiol. 11(3): 2249-2278, 2021
  2. S. Joanisse, J. McKendry, C. Lim, E.A. Nunes, T. Stokes, J.C. Mcleod, and S.M. Phillips. Understanding the effects of nutrition and post-exercise nutrition on skeletal muscle protein turnover: insights from stable isotope studies. Clin. Nutr. 36: 56-77, 2021
  3. E.A. Nunes, B.S. Currier, C. Lim, and S.M. Phillips. Nutrient-dense protein as a primary dietary strategy in healthy ageing: Please sir, may we have more? Proc. Nutr. Soc. 80(2): 264-277, 2021.
ORIGINAL ARTICLES (trainees underlined)
  1. D.A. Traylor, M. Kamal, E.A. Nunes, T. Prior, S.H.M. Gorissen, M. Lees, F. Gesel, and S.M. Phillips. Consumption of high-leucine-containing protein bar following breakfast impacts aminoacidemia and subjective appetite in older persons. Curr. Dev. Nutr. 5(6): nzab080 doi: 10.1093/cdn/nzab080
  2. M. Wageh, S.A. Fortino, C. McGlory, D. Khumbare, S.M. Phillips, and G. Parise. The effect of a multi-ingredient supplement on resistance training-induced adaptations. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 53(8): 1699-1707, 2021. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002641
  3. C. Lim, E.C. Dunford, S.E. Valentino, S.Y. Oikawa, C. McGlory, S.K. Baker, M.J. MacDonald, and S.M. Phillips. Both traditional and stair climbing-based HIIT cardiac rehabilitation induce beneficial muscle adaptations. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 53(6): 114-1124, 2021. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002573
  4. T. Stokes, T.R. Tripp, K. Murphy, R.W. Morton, S.Y. Oikawa, H.L. Choi, J. McGrath, C. McGlory, M.J. MacDonald. S.M. Phillips. Methodological considerations for and validation of ultrasonographic determination of human skeletal muscle hypertrophy and atrophy. Phys. Rep. 9(1): e14683, 2021. DOI: 10.14814/phy2.14683
  5. T. Stokes, J.A. Timmons, H. Crossland, T.R. Tripp, K. Murphy, C. McGLory, C.J. Mitchell, S.Y. Oikawa, R.W. Morton, B.E. Phillips, S.K. 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.
Degree University Year
PhD University of Waterloo 1995
MSc McMaster University 1991
BSc McMaster University 1989
Degree Name
MSc Alysha D’SOUZA
Jonathan MCLEOD
Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr. Changhyun LIM
Dr. Everson NUNES
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