Life Science Hour Seminar Series

Name:William J. Evans
Affiliation:Duke University Medical Center and University of California, Berkeley
Date:Friday, 8 September 2017
Location:Murie Life Science Bldg, Murie Auditorium.
Host:Trey Coker

About the Speaker:

William J. Evans is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC and Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to these appointments, he was Vice President and Head of the Muscle Metabolism Discovery Unit at GlaxoSmithKline. From 1997-2009, he was the Warmack Chair of Nutritional Longevity and director of the Nutrition, Metabolism, and Exercise Laboratory in the Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. From 1993-1997, He served as the director of the Noll Physiological Research Center and Professor of Nutrition at the Pennsylvania State University, and 1982 to 1993, as Chief of the Human Physiology Laboratory at the U.S.D.A. Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. His research has examined the effects of bed rest on body composition, muscle metabolism, and, functional capacity in old men and women; biomarkers for changes in muscle mass and function; and, the etiology of late life muscular dysfunction. He is a founding member of the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia, and Wasting Disorders.

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