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Jared Dickinson

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Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography

EDUCATION:

  • Postdoc - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.  Muscle Biology/Rehabilitation Sciences
  • PhD - Ball State University, Muncie, IN.  Human Bioenergetics
  • MS - Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.  Exercise Physiology
  • BS - Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR.  Exercise Science
Research Interests

The principal goals of my research program are to identify and develop precision-based exercise therapies to more effectively preserve and/or restore skeletal muscle health and physical function in persons suffering from conditions of muscle wasting. To achieve these principal goals, my research focuses to better understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate muscle health and adaptation, and how these mechanisms are altered by the independent and interactive effects of exercise (and nutrition), aging, and clinical disease. My research questions are addressed using a comprehensive approach to understand muscle adaptation by combining “applied” physiology measures of muscle size and function with “basic” laboratory-based analyses of the cellular events (i.e., genes, cell signaling, muscle stem cells) that regulate the structural and metabolic adaptation of muscle.

Publications
  • Dickinson, J.M., A.C. D’Lugos, T.N. Mahmood, J.C. Ormsby, L. Salvo, W.L. Dedmon, S.H. Patel, M.S. Katsma, F. Mookadam, R.J. Gonzales, T.M. Hale, C.C. Carroll, S.S. Angadi. Exercise protects skeletal muscle during chronic doxorubicin administration. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Epub ahead of print, July 2017. (PMCID: In Process)
  • Reidy, P.T., C.S. Fry, J.M. Dickinson, M.J. Drummond, B.B. Rasmussen. Postexercise essential amino acid supplementation amplifies skeletal muscle satellite cell proliferation in older men 24 hours post-exercise. Physiological Reports. 5:e13269, 2017. (PMCID: PMC5471431)
  • Deer, R,R., S.M. Goodlett, S.R. Fisher, J.Baillargeon, J.M. Dickinson, M. Raji, E. Volpi. A randomized controlled pilot trial of interventions to improve functional recovery after hospitalization in older adults: Feasibility and adherence. Journals of Gerontology A: Biological Sciences Medical Sciences. Epub ahead of print, June 2017. (PMCID: In Process)
  • Patel, S.H., A.C. D’Lugos, E.R. Eldon, D. Curtis, J.M. Dickinson, C.C. Carroll. Impact of acetaminophen consumption and resistance exercise on extracellular matrix gene expression in human skeletal muscle. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory Integrative & Comparative Physiology. Accepted, May, 2017. (PMCID: In Process)
  • Reidy, P.T., M.S. Borack, M.M. Markofski, J.M. Dickinson, C.S. Fry, R.R. Deer, E. Volpi, B.B. Rasmussen. Post-absorptive muscle protein turnover affects resistance training hypertrophy. In review, European Journal of Applied Physiology. 117:853-866, 2017. (PMCID: PMC5389914)
  • Potter, R.M., R.T. Huynh, B.D. Volper, K.A. Arthur, A.C. D’Lugos, M.A. Sørensen, S.P. Magnusson, J.M. Dickinson, T.M. Hale, C.C. Carroll. The impact of TGF-β inhibition during acute exercise on tendon extracellular matrix. In review, American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory Integrative & Comparative Physiology. 312:R157-R164, 2017. (PMCID: In Process)
  • Dickinson, J.M., D.M. Gundermann, D.K. Walker, P.T. Reidy, M.S. Borack, M.J. Drummond, A. D’Lugos, E. Volpi, B.B. Rasmussen. The impact of resistance exercise with essential amino acid ingestion on the ubiquitin proteasome and autophagasomal-lysosomal systems in skeletal muscle of older men. Journal of Applied Physiology. 112:620-630, 2017. (PMCID: PMC5401961)
  • Reidy, P.T., M.S. Borack, M.M. Markofski, J.M. Dickinson, R.R. Deer, S.H. Husaini, D.K. Walker, S. Igbinigie, S. Robertson, M.B. Cope, R. Mukherjea, J.M. Hall-Porter, K. Jennings, E. Volpi, B.B. Rasmussen. Protein supplementation has minimal effects on muscle adaptations during resistance exercise training in young men: a double-blind randomized clinical trial. Journal of Nutrition, 146:1660-9, 2016. (PMCID: PMC4997282)
  • Deer*, R.R., J.M. Dickinson*, S.R. Fisher, H. Ju, E. Volpi. Identifying effective and feasible interventions to accelerate functional recovery from hospitalization in older adults: A randomized controlled pilot trial. Contemp Clin Trials, 49:6-14, 2016 (PMCID: PMC5351552)
  • *denotes equal contribution.
  • Ellison, J.B., M.J. Drummond, J.M. Dickinson, J.M. McGaugh, D. Paddon-Jones, E. Volpi. Short-term intensive rehabilitation induces recovery of physical function after 7 days of bed rest in older adults. Journal of Acute Physical Therapy. 7:156-163, 2016.
  • Miller, A.I., E.M. Heath, J.M. Dickinson, E. Bressel.  Relationship between muscle fiber type and recovery latency during dynamic balance: A preliminary study.  Journal of Motor Behavior, 24:1-6, 2015. (PMCID: In Process)
  • Markofski, M.M., J.M. Dickinson, M.J. Drummond, C.S. Fry, S. Fujita, D.M. Gundermann, E.L. Glynn, K. Jennings, D. Paddon-Jones, P.T. Reidy, M. Sheffield-Moore, K.L. Timmerman, B.B. Rasmussen, E. Volpi.  Effect of age on basal muscle protein synthesis and mTORC1 signaling in a large cohort of young and older men and women.  Experimental Gerontology. 65:1-7, 2015. (PMCID: PMC4397165)
  • Dickinson, J.M., D.M. Gundermann, D.K. Walker, P.T. Reidy, M. Borack, M.J. Drummond, M. Arora, E. Volpi, B.B. Rasmussen.  Leucine enriched amino acid ingestion after resistance exercise prolongs myofibrillar protein synthesis and amino acid transporter expression in older men. Journal of Nutrition, 144:1694-70, 2014. (PMCID: PMC4195415)
  • Walker, D.K., M.J. Drummond, J.M. Dickinson, M.S. Borack, K. Jennings, E. Volpi, B.B. Rasmussen. Insulin increases mRNA abundance of the amino acid transporter SLC7A5/LAT1 via an mTORC1-dependent mechanism in skeletal muscle cells. Physiological Reports, 2:e00238, 2014. (PMCID: PMC4002227)
  • Reidy, P.T., D.K. Walker, J.M. Dickinson, D.M Gundermann, M.J. Drummond, K.L. Timmerman, M.B. Cope, R. Mukherjea, K. Jennings, E. Volpi, B.B. Rasmussen. Soy-dairy protein blend and whey protein ingestion after resistance exercise increases amino acid transport and transporter expression in human skeletal muscle.  Journal of Applied Physiology, 116:1353-1364, 2014. (PMCID: PMC4044402)
  • Gundermann, D.M., D.K. Walker, P.T. Reidy, M.S. Borack, J.M. Dickinson, E. Volpi, B.B. Rasmussen.  Activation of mTORC1 signaling and protein synthesis in human muscle following blood flow restriction exercise is inhibited by rapamycin. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 306:E1198-204, 2014. (PMCID: PMC4116405)
  • Dickinson, J.M., B.B. Rasmussen.  Amino acid transporters in the regulation of human skeletal muscle protein metabolism. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 16:638-644, 2013. (PMCID: PMC4164966)
  • Dickinson, J.M., E. Volpi, B.B. Rasmussen.  Exercise and nutrition to target protein synthesis impairments in aging skeletal muscle. Exercise and Sports Science Reviews, 41:216-223, 2013.  (PMCID: PMC3790587)
  • Drummond, M.J., K.L. Timmerman, M.M. Markofski, D.K. Walker, J.M. Dickinson, M. Jamaluddin, A.R. Brasier, B.B. Rasmussen, E. Volpi.  Short-term bed rest increases TLR4 and IL-6 expression in skeletal muscle of older adults. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory Integrative & Comparative Physiology, 305:R216-223, 2013.  (PMCID: PMC3743002)
Research Activity

Ongoing Funding Support

  • Cost-effective strategies to improve rehabilitative medicine for heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction. (1/1/2016 - 12/31/2017).
  • Aerobic interval exercise preconditioning to prevent cardiometabolic and neuropsychological complications of anthracycline based breast cancer chemotherapy. (12/11/2015 - 12/31/2017).

Recently Completed Funding Support

  • Whey protein and exercise to accelerate recovery of muscle mass and function after acute hospitalization in previously independent older adults. (10/1/2013 - 12/31/2016).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
KIN 494Special Topics
KIN 598Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 315Physiological Found/Movement
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 493Honors Thesis
KIN 493Honors Thesis
KIN 494Special Topics
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
KIN 530Exercise Physiology
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 460Resistance Training App/Theory
KIN 492Honors Directed Study
KIN 494Special Topics
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 493Honors Thesis
KIN 494Special Topics
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 562Funct Assmt Ex Presc Older Adu
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 460Resistance Training App/Theory
KIN 494Special Topics
EXW 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 562Funct Assmt Ex Presc Older Adu
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 460Resistance Training App/Theory
EXW 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 460Resistance Training App/Theory
EXW 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Dickinson, J.M. Precision-based exercise therapies: A molecular point of view. Invited seminar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, October 4th, 2017.
  • Dickinson, J.M. Skeletal muscle adaptation & health: Insights from studies of exercise biology. Presented at the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion Seminar, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, April 14th, 2016
  • Dickinson, J.M. Truths about protein: How much, how often, what kinds, & what about exercise? Presented as scientific expert at International Food Information Council media event as part of BlogHer Food Conference. Chicago, IL, November 6th, 2015
  • Dickinson, J.M. Enhancing the adaptive response of aging muscle to exercise: A molecular point of view. Presented at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Kinesiology Department Seminar. Chicago, IL, November 5th, 2015.
  • Dickinson, J.M. Exercise for the prevention of skeletal muscle complications during chemotherapy treatment. Presented as part of the Southwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting symposium entitled: “Exercise for the prevention of cardiometabolic complications of breast cancer chemotherapy”.  Orange County, CA, October 17th, 2015
  • Dickinson, J.M. Soy-dairy protein blend for muscle building during resistance exercise training. Presented as afternoon keynote as part of “Fitness & recovery: a new take on sports nutrition in beverages & bars Dupont nutrition & health”. Kettering, United Kingdom, June 18th, 2015
  • Dickinson, J.M. Exercise and nutritional strategies for aging muscle.  Presented as part of the Southwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting symposium entitled: “The Impact of Aging, Obesity, and Disease on the Adaptive Response of Skeletal Muscle and Tendon”.  Orange County, CA, October 17th, 2014
  • Dickinson, J.M. Bed rest, muscle, and rehabilitation strategies for older adults. Arizona Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation annual meeting, May 3rd, 2014.
  • Dickinson, J.M. The role of post exercise leucine ingestion on skeletal muscle myofibrillar protein synthesis and amino acid transporter expression in older men.  Presented as part of the American Society for Nutrition symposium entitled: “The role of protein in muscle health: current methods and mechanisms”.  San Diego, CA, April 26th, 2014
  • Dickinson, J.M. Strategies to enhance the adaptive response of senescent muscle to exercise.  Northwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.  Wenatchee, WA, April 18th, 2014.
  • Dickinson J.M. Adaptation of aging muscle to exercise:  Insights from studies of exercise biology.  Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, April 16th, 2014.
  • Dickinson, J.M. Protein Recommendations for Healthy Aging: A Brief Overview.  Presented as part of ASU Retirees Association seminar "Wellness for Seniors:  Exercise, Nutrition and Preventive Care”.  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, March 20th, 2014
  • Dickinson, J.M. Therapeutic importance of exercise and nutrition for healthy aging.  Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, February 8th, 2014
  • Dickinson, J.M. Maximizing the benefits of exercise and nutrition to target anabolic impairments in aging muscle. Arizona State University Center for Metabolic and Vascular Biology / Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, January 23rd, 2014.
  • Dickinson, J.M.  Understanding the role of exercise and nutrition as therapies to improve muscle function and preserve independence in older adults.  Midwestern University, Phoenix, AZ, January 15th, 2014
Honors / Awards
  • 2016 - Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Professional Associations

Professional Memberships

  • American Physiological Society

• Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section

• Cell and Molecular Biology Section

  • American College of Sports Medicine

• Southwest Regional ACSM Member

Expertise Areas