Robin L. Marcus

University of Utah, USA


Robin Marcus works as a Physical Therapist and as a Researcher with expertise in the areas of lower extremity resistance training and muscle outcomes assessment in older populations with comorbid conditions including arthritis, back pain, sarcopenia, cancer, and diabetes mellitus. She is particularly interested in the lipotoxic effects of fatty infiltration in muscle tissue and importantly the impact of exercise training on minimizing the deleterious impact of this abnormal muscle adaptation. She has specific training and considerable experience in the assessment of muscle impairment including the structural variables of lean and intramuscular adipose tissue by magnetic resonance imaging analyses, muscle insulin sensitivity by euglycemic, hyperinsulinemic clamps studies, and in the functional variables of muscle strength, muscle power, and lower extremity mobility tasks and fall risk. She also has more than 20 years of clinical expertise as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). She is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of physical therapy and as a Key Faculty Member of the Skeletal Muscle Exercise Research Facility at the University of Utah. She received her B.S. degree in physical therapy in 1983 and her Ph.D. degree in exercise science from the University of Utah in 2001.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2011

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