Gampel - 217
Phone: (860) 486-6712
Fax: (860) 486-1123
Department of Kinesiology
2095 Hillside Rd, Unit 1110
Storrs, CT 06269-1110
Current Courses Taught:
EKIN 248: Physiological Systems in Human Performance
EKIN 258: Mechanisms and Adaptations in Sport
EKIN 392: Muscle Physiology
EKIN 393: Physiology of Human Performance
2007 Promotion to Associate Professor and Awarded Tenure
2007 Nutrition & Metabolism Society Award for Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism
2005 Neag School of Education Outstanding Young Investigator Award
2004 National Strength & Conditioning Association Young Investigator Award
Professional Organizations: American Society of Nutrition, American Dietetic Association, Nutrition and Metabolism Society
Areas of Expertise:
Exercise & Nutrition
Low Carb Diets
Exercise & Nutrition
Effect of varying the fat composition of a carbohydrate restricted diet
Effect of a novel whey protein on markers of vascular function
Physiogenomic method for predicting responses to carbohydrate restricted and low fat diets
Safety and efficacy of NBTY products as part of a carbohydrate restricted diet with and without resistance exercise
Potential of eggs in enhancing the cardiprotective effects of carbohydrate restricted diets in weight loss interventions
Hyperglycemia-mediated alterations in vascular endothelium function and redox sensitive parameters
Investigation of whey protein supplementation for physiologic enhancement to resistance training and dietary regimes in young adults
Feinman, R.D. and J.S. Volek. Carbohydrate restriction as the default treatment for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal. 42(4):256-63, 2008.
Volek, J.S., D.A. Judelson, R. Silvestre, L.M. Yamamoto, B.A. Spiering, D.L. Hatfield, J.L. Vingren, E.E. Quann, J.M. Anderson, C.M. Maresh, and W.J. Kraemer. Effects of Carnitine Supplementation on Flow-Mediated Dilation and Vascular Inflammatory Responses to a High-Fat Meal. American Journal of Cardiology. 12(10), 1413,1417, 2008.
Volek, J.S., S.D. Phinney, C.E. Forsythe, E.E. Quann, R.J. Wood, M.J. Puglusi, W.J. Kraemer, D.M. Bibus, M.L. Fernandez, and R.D. Feinman. Lipids. 2008 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print]
Seip, R.L., J.S. Volek, A. Windemuth, M. Kocherla, M.L. Fernandez, W.J. Kraemer, and G. Ruano. Physiogenomic comparison of human fat loss in response to diets restrictive of carbohydrate or fat. Nutrition and Metabolism Metab (Lond). 2008 Feb 6;5(1):4 [Epub ahead of print].
Sharman, M.J., M.L. Fernandez, T.L. Zern, M. Torres-Gonzalez, W.J. Kraemer, and J.S. Volek. Replacing dietary carbohydrate with protein and fat decreases the concentrations of small LDL and the inflammatory response induced by atherogenic diets in the guinea pig. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2008 Mar 5; [Epub ahead of print]
Accurso, A., R.K. Bernstein, A. Dahlqvist, B. Draznin, R.D. Feinman, E.J. Fine, Gleed A, D.B. Jacobs, G. Larson, R.H. Lustig, A.H. Manninen, S.I. McFarlane, K. Morrison, J.V. Nielsen, U. Ravnskov, K.S. Roth, R. Silvestre, J.R. Sowers, R. Sundberg, J.S. Volek, E.C. Westman, R.J. Wood, J. Wortman, and M.C. Vernon. Dietary carbohydrate restriction in type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome: time for a critical appraisal. Nutrition and Metabolism Metab (Lond). 5(1):9, 2008.
Volek, J.S., M.L. Fernandez, R.D. Feinman, and S.D. Phinney. Dietary Carbohydrate restriction induces a unique metabolic state positively affecting atherogenic dyslipidemia, fatty acid partitioning, and metabolic syndrome. Progress in Lipid Research. 47(5):307-18, 2008.
Gotshalk, L.A., W.J. Kraemer, M.A.G. Mendonca, J.L. Vingren, A.M. Kenny, B.A. Spiering, D.L. Hatfield, M.S. Fragala, and J.S. Volek. Creatine supplementation improves muscular performance in older women. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2007 Oct 18; [Epub ahead of print]
Silvestre, R., W.J. Kraemer, E.E. Quann, R.L. Seip, C.M. Maresh, J.L. VanHeest, and J.S. Volek. Effects of exercise at different times of the day on postprandial lipemia and endothelial function. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2008 Jan 11 [Epub ahead of print].
Forsythe, C.E., S.D. Phinney, M.L. Fernandez, E.E. Quann, R.J. Wood, D.M. Bibus, W.J. Kraemer, R.D. Feinman, and J.S. Volek. Comparison of low fat and low carbohydrate diets on circulating fatty acid composition and markers of inflammation. Lipids. 43(1):65-77, 2007.