Director, Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE)
Director, McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
Professor Phillips is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. In addition to being a full Professor in Kinesiology, also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the 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 human skeletal muscle protein turnover. He is also keenly interested in diet- and exercise-induced changes in body composition.
His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation as well as the USDA.
He has received more than $2.4 million in research funding in the last 3 years. Dr. Phillips was the 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 has more than 18000 career citations, and 200 original scientific research and review papers.
Peer-reviewed Review Papers in 2016 (all underlined authors were/are trainees from my lab)
1. S.M. Phillips. The impact of protein quality on the promotion of resistance exercise-induced changes in muscle mass. Nutr. Metab. 13:64, 2016.
2. S.M. Phillips, S. Chevalier, and H.J. Leidy. Protein "requirements" beyond the RDA: implications for optimizing health. Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. 41(5): 565-572.
3. C.H. Murphy, S.Y. Oikawa, and S.M. Phillips. Dietary protein to maintain muscle mass in aging: a case for per-meal recommendations. J. Frailty Aging. 5(1): 49-58, 2016.
4. K.E. Bell, M.T. von Allmen, M.C. Devries and S.M. Phillips. Muscle disuse as a pivotal problem in sarcopenia-related muscle loss and dysfunction. J. Frailty Aging. 5(1): 33-41, 2016.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles in 2016 (all underlined authors were/are trainees from my lab
1. C.H. Murphy, N.I. Saddler, M.C. Devries, C. McGlory, S.K. Baker, and S.M. Phillips. Leucine supplementation enhances integrative myofibrillar protein synthesis in free-living older men consuming lower and higher protein diets: a randomized, parallel group crossover study. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 104(6): 1594-1606, 2016.
2. F. Damas, S.M. Phillips, C.A. Libardi, F.C. Vechin, M.E. Lixandrão, P.R. Janning, L.A. Costa, A.V. Bacurau, T. Snijders, G. Parise, V. Tricoli, H. Roschel, C. Ugrinowitsch. Resistance training-induced changes in integrated myofibrillar protein synthesis are related to hypertrophy only after attenuation of muscle damage. J.Physiol. 594(18): 5209-5222, 2016.
3. R.W. Morton, S.Y. Oikawa, C.G. Wavell, N. Mazara, C. McGlory, J. Quadrilatero, B.L. Baechler, S.K. Baker, and S.M. Phillips. Neither load nor systemic hormones determine resistance training-mediated hypertrophy or strength gains in resistance-trained young men. J. Appl. Physiol. 121(1): 129-138, 2016.
4. C. McGlory, S.W. Wardle, L.S. McNaughton, O.C. Witard, F. Scott, J. Dick, J.G. Bell, S.M. Phillips, S.D. Galloway, D.L. Hamilton, and K.D. Tipton. Fish oil supplementation suppresses resistance exercise and feeding-induced increases in anabolic signaling without affecting myofibrillar protein synthesis in young men. Phys. Rep. 4(6): e12715, 2016.
5. R.W. Morton, S.Y. Oikawa, S.M. Phillips, M.C. Devries, and C.J. Mitchell. Self-myofascial release does not improve functional outcomes in ‘tight’ hamstrings. Int. J. Sports Physiol. Perform. In press, 2016.
6. T.M. Longland, S.Y. Oikawa, C.J. Mitchell, M.C. Devries, and S.M. Phillips. Higher versus lower dietary protein during an energy deficit combined with intense exercise promotes greater lean mass gain and fat mass loss: a randomized trial. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 103(3): 738-746, 2016.
7. F. Damas, S.M. Phillips, M.E. Lixandrão, F.C. Vechin, C.L. Libardi, H. Roschel, V. Tricoli, and C. Ugrinowitsch. Early resistance training‑induced increases in muscle cross‑sectional area are concomitant with edema‑induced muscle swelling. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 116(1): 49-56, 2016.
|PhD||University of Waterloo||1995|
|Post Doc||Stefan Gorissen|
|Dr. Tanya Holloway|
|Dr. Martin MacInnis|
|Dr. Daniel Traylor|