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Dr. Paddon-Jones is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Senior Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging, and Director of the Physical Activity and Functional Recovery Translational Research Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed an undergraduate degree in Medical Imaging (Queensland University of Technology, 1989) a bachelor's degree with 1st class honors in Physiology (The University of Queensland, 1994), a master's degree in Exercise Physiology (Ball State University, 1997) and a PhD in Human Movement Studies (The University of Queensland, 1999). Dr. Paddon-Jones completed his Postdoctoral training in the Metabolism Unit, Shriners Burns Hospital at UTMB. In 2001, Dr. Paddon-Jones joined the faculty of UTMB as an assistant professor of surgery.
His research focuses on the regulation of muscle mass and function in healthy and clinical populations and was recognized for this work with the Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid Research in 2006. He served on the Planning Committee for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Workshop on Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community and is a current Scientific Advisory Board member for several groups including the National Dairy Council and the American Egg Board.
Dr. Paddon-Jones is a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences. He has published numerous manuscripts, book chapters and review papers on topics including the sarcopenia of aging, protein metabolism, and the physiology of physical inactivity and bed rest. His research program is funded by the NIH (RO1, R21) and several industry sponsors.