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Robert Hyldahl

Associate Professor
Exercise Sciences

272 SFH
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Dr. Hyldahl is an associate professor of Exercise Sciences. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Utah, and his PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle in response to injury and disuse, with emphasis on the effect of aging on these processes. Most recently, his laboratory has been involved in a series of studies to determine how repeated exposure to heat stress can result in skeletal muscle adaptation, and can mitigate the deleterious effects of limb disuse on muscle and vascular function. The primary goal of his research is to hopefully develop effective clinical interventions to enhance muscle function in the face of injury and aging.

Research Interests

Skeletal muscle is an enormous, fascinating, and spectacularly adaptive organ system, whose vitality has an enormous impact on human health and well-being. Though appreciated most widely for its role in human motor activity, skeletal muscle accounts for over 50% of whole body protein metabolism, 80% of glucose disposal, and is emerging as an exquisitely important endocrine organ. Importantly, epidemiological data have shown quite clearly that reduced skeletal muscle mass and function have widespread deleterious effects on human health including frailty, metabolic dysfunction and mortality. Accordingly, the overarching goal of my laboratory is to contribute in a meaningful way to the development of crucial and much-needed clinical interventions to maintain skeletal muscle vitality through the lifespan by studying the biologic mechanisms that underlie muscle adaptation to stress (e.g. disuse, damage, exercise and injury) in healthy, aged or clinical populations. To achieve this goal, we strive primarily to undertake studies in human skeletal muscle through innovative and novel approaches, supplementing, where appropriate, with mechanistic experiments in relevant animal and in vitro models. Of particular interest are: 1) The role of extracellular matrix remodeling in muscle repair and adaptation to exercise; 2) The effect of externally applied modalities (e.g., heat/cold stress, massage etc.) on muscle metabolic and regenerative function, and their potential as therapeutic interventions; and 3) How inflammation and inflammatory related intracellular signaling affects muscle adaptation and reparative outcomes following exercise and/or injury.

Education

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology , University of Massachusetts Amherst (2011)
  • M.S., Kinesiology , University of Massachusetts Amherst (2008)
  • B.S., Exercise Science , Athletic Training, University of Utah (2003)

Licenses and Certifications

Memberships

  • National Athletic Trainers Association (2002 - Present)

Courses Taught

Publications

Chase M Walton Samuel M Jacobsen Blake W Dallon Erin R Saito Shantelle L H Bennett Lance E Davidson David M Thomson Robert D Hyldahl Benjamin T Bikman Robert D Hyldahl Amanda M Gier Kaitlyn C Evans Dennis L Eggett W Bradley Nelson Allen C Parcell Michael R Deyhle Katherine E LaBarbera Robert Douglas Hyldahl Kevin S O'Fallon Priscilla M Clarkson Sara Witkowski Robert Douglas Hyldahl Brad Nelson Ling Xin Tyson Welling Logan Groscost Monica J Hubal Stuart Chipkin Priscilla Clarkson Allen Clive Parcell Dayong Chen Robert Douglas Hyldahl Ryan C Hayward Robert Douglas Hyldahl Ty Olson Tyson Welling Logan Groscost Allen Clive Parcell Robert Douglas Hyldahl Monica J Hubal Ling Xin Robert Douglas Hyldahl Stuart R. Chipkin Priscilla M Clarkson Robert Douglas Hyldahl Lawrence M. Schwartz Priscilla M. Clarkson Robert Douglas Hyldahl Ling Xin Stephanie Moekel-Cole Monica J. Hubal Stuart Chipkin Priscilla M. Clarkson Robert Douglas Hyldahl Kevin O'Fallon Larry M. Schwartz Priscilla M. Clarkson Robert Douglas Hyldahl Justin Keadle Pierre A. Rouzier Dennis Pearl Priscilla M. Clarkson

Presentations

Kaitlin Abbott Paul S. Hafen Jenifer Bowden Ryan Lopiano Chad R. Hancock Robert Douglas Hyldahl
Robert Douglas Hyldahl Jayson R Gifford Allen Clive Parcell Chad R Hancock Lance E Davidson Gary W Mack
Jacob R. Sorensen Caitlin Skousen Alex Holland Kyle Williams Robert Douglas Hyldahl
Michael R Deyhle Kaitlin Evans Christopher Suttom Jacob Parmley Jacob R Sorensen Robert Douglas Hyldahl
A. Evans Robert Douglas Hyldahl Sarah Elizabeth Trager Ridge S. Kwon Jon Tyson Hopkins E. Robinson Matthew K Seeley
A. Evans Robert Douglas Hyldahl Sarah Elizabeth Trager Ridge S. Kwon Jon Tyson Hopkins E. Robinson Matthew K Seeley
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Paul S Hafen Chad R Hancock Robert Douglas Hyldahl
Jacob R Sorensen Alex Holland Christopher Sutton Allen Clive Parcell Robert Douglas Hyldahl
Robert Douglas Hyldahl Kazunori Nosaka Glyn Howatson Monica Hubal
Michael R Deyhle Coray Preece Marrisa Robison Jacob R Parmley Jacob R Sorensen Paul S Hafen Robert Douglas Hyldahl
Coray Preece Michael Deyhle Jacob R Sorensen Jacob Parmley Paul Hafen Marissa Robison Robert Douglas Hyldahl
Logan Groscost Jacob R Sorensen Alex Holland Robert Douglas Hyldahl
Amy Twitchell Paul Hafen Jacob Parmley Robert Douglas Hyldahl
Matthew K Seeley A Evans Robert Douglas Hyldahl S Kwon Sarah Elizabeth Trager Ridge E Robinson Jon Tyson Hopkins
A Evans Sarah Elizabeth Trager Ridge Robert Douglas Hyldahl S Kwon Jon Tyson Hopkins E Robinson Matthew K Seeley
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Michael R Deyhle Kaitlyn Evans Jacob Sorensen Robert Douglas Hyldahl
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