Andrew Shanely


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Missouri, Columbia
    July 2006
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Emphasis: Exercise Physiology
    December 2002
  • Master of Arts in Exercise Science - Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
    Emphasis: Exercise Physiology
    December 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education - California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
    January 1993

Teaching Specialties

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Muscle Biology
  • Respiratory Physiology

Current Teaching

  • ES 3002 Exercise Physiology
  • ES 3003 Exercise Physiology Laboratory 
  • ES 3005 Advanced Physiological Assessment
  • ES 5622 Skeletal Muscle Physiology 

Professional Affiliations / Organizations

  • American Physiological Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Southeastern Chapter
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

Laboratory Affiliation

  • Integrative Muscle Physiology Lab
  • Neuromuscular Laboratory

Research Interests

My research objective is to understand molecular and cellular regulation of skeletal muscle physiology and health across the life span.  

  • Sarcopenia (the age related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function)
  • Skeletal muscle atrophy
  • Inactivity-induced oxidative stress 
  • Exercise-induced muscle damage
  • Skeletal muscle density and its relation to health 

Current Research Project

  • Examining the relationship between skeletal muscle strength, power and intramuscular fat in healthy adults


Selected Publications 

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Title: Professor, PhD, Exercise Physiology, Graduate Faculty

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6319

Fax: (828) 262-3138

Office address
Leon Levine Hall 412B