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 -

Protein; Skeletal Muscle; Aging; Sarcopenia

REVIEW ARTICLES (trainees underlined)
  1. S.M. Phillips and W. Martinson. Nutrient-rich, high-quality, protein-containing dairy foods in combination with exercise in aging persons to mitigate sarcopenia. Nutr. Rev. 77(4): 216-229, 2019.
  2. C. McGlory, S. van Vliet, T. Stokes, B. Mittendorfer, and S.M. Phillips. The impact of exercise and nutrition in the regulation of skeletal muscle mass. J. Physiol. 597(5):1251-1258, 2019.
  3. D.A. Traylor, S.H.M., Gorrissen, and S.M. Phillips. Protein requirements and optimal intakes in aging: are we ready to recommend more than the RDA? Adv. Nutr. 9(3): 171-182, 2018.
  4. R.W. Morton, K.T. Murphy, S.R. McKellar, B.J. Schoenfeld, M. Henselmans, E. Helms, A.A. Aragon, M.C. Devries, L. Banfield, J.W. Krieger, and S.M. Phillips. A systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression of the effect of protein supplementation on resistance training-induced gains in muscle mass and strength in healthy adults. Br. J. Sports Med. 52(6): 376-384, 2018.
ORIGINAL ARTICLES (trainees underlined)
  1. J.S. Jakubowski, E.P.T. Wong, E.A. Nunes, K.S. Noguchi, J.K. Vandeweerd, K.T. Murphy, R.W. Morton, C. McGlory and S.M. Phillips. Equivalent hypertrophy and strength gains in HMB or leucine supplemented men. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 51(1): 65-74, 2019.
  2. S.Y. Oikawa, C. McGlory, L.K. D’Souza, A.K. Morgan, N.I. Saddler, S.K. Baker, G. Parise, and S.M. Phillips. A randomized controlled trial of the impact of protein supplementation on leg lean mass and integrated muscle protein synthesis during inactivity and energy restriction in older persons. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 108(5): 1060-1068, 2018.
  3. M.C. Devries, C. McGlory, D.R. Bolster, A. Kamil, M. Rahn, L. Harkness, S.K. Baker, and S.M. Phillips. Leucine, not total protein, content of a supplement is the primary determinant of muscle protein anabolic responses in healthy older women. J. Nutr. 148(7): 1088-1096, 2018.
  4. C. McGlory, M.T. von Allmen, T. Stokes, R.W. Morton, A.J. Hector, B.A. Lago, R. Raphenya, B.K. Smith, A.G. McArthur, G.R. Steinberg, S.K. Baker, and S.M. Phillips. Failed recovery of glycemic control and myofibrillar protein synthesis with two weeks of physical inactivity in overweight pre-diabetic older adults. J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 73(8): 1070-1077, 2018.
  5. C.H. Murphy, M. Shankaran, T.A. Churchward-Venne, C.J. Mitchell, N.M. Kolar, L.M. Burke, J.A. Hawley, A. Kassis, L.G. Karagounis, K. Li, C. King, M. Hellerstein, and S.M. Phillips. Effect of resistance training and protein intake pattern on myofibrillar protein synthesis and proteome kinetics in older men in energy restriction. J. Physiol. 596(11): 2091-2120, 2018.
Degree University Year
PhD University of Waterloo 1995
MSc McMaster University 1991
BSc McMaster University 1989
Degree Name
PhD Jonathan MCLEOD
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