Rudy John Valentine, PhD
Assistant Professor
Iowa State University

Rudy Valentine is an Assistant Professor within the department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University. His lab is focused on improving our understanding of bio-behavioral factors linking excess body fat and sedentary lifestyle with risk for cardiometabolic diseases. As both a basic and applied exercise physiologist, his work probes him into mechanistic pathways and addresses public health issues associated with obesity, diabetes, and aging. To tackle these challenges, they use a variety of methods, including cell culture, rodent models, and clinical human studies.

Toward the ultimate goal of improving human health and quality of life, his research agenda is focused on three intersecting themes:

(1) identifying the mechanism(s) through which behavioral (e.g., exercise and diet) and pharmacologic therapies mitigate cardiometabolic disease pathogenesis, with a focus on inflammation;

(2) examining the relationships between physical activity/fitness, diet, and risk factors for physical disability (e.g., muscle strength, muscle quality, and physical function); and

(3) investigating the interactions of fitness, obesity, sleep, inflammation and behavior.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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  1. Krishna S, Echevarria KG, Reed CH, Eo H, Wintzinger M, Quattrocelli M, Valentine RJ, Selsby JT. A fat- and sucrose-enriched diet causes metabolic alterations in mdx mice. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2023 Dec 01; 325(6):R692-R711. PMID: 37811713
  2. Krishna S, Quindry JC, Valentine RJ, Selsby JT. The Interaction of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Insulin Resistance. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2024 Jan 01; 52(1):31-38. PMID: 38126403
  3. Buhr TJ, Reed CH, Wee OM, Lee JH, Yuan LL, Fleshner M, Valentine RJ, Clark PJ. The persistence of stress-induced physical inactivity in rats: an investigation of central monoamine neurotransmitters and skeletal muscle oxidative stress. Front Behav Neurosci. 2023; 17:1169151. PMID: 37273279; PMCID: PMC10237271; DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2023.1169151;
  4. Krishna S, Spaulding HR, Koltes JE, Quindry JC, Valentine RJ, Selsby JT. Indicators of increased ER stress and UPR in aged D2-mdx and human dystrophic skeletal muscles. Front Physiol. 2023; 14:1152576. PMID: 37179835; PMCID: PMC10166835; DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2023.1152576;
  5. Lefferts WK, Davis MM, Valentine RJ. Exercise as an Aging Mimetic: A New Perspective on the Mechanisms Behind Exercise as Preventive Medicine Against Age-Related Chronic Disease. Front Physiol. 2022; 13:866792. PMID: 36045751; PMCID: PMC9420936; DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2022.866792;
  6. Reed CH, Buhr TJ, Tystahl AC, Bauer EE, Clark PJ, Valentine RJ. The effects of voluntary binge-patterned ethanol ingestion and daily wheel running on signaling of muscle protein synthesis and degradation in female mice. Alcohol. 2022 Nov; 104:45-52. PMID: 35926812
  7. Eo H, Valentine RJ. Saturated Fatty Acid-Induced Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Insulin Resistance Are Prevented by Imoxin in C2C12 Myotubes. Front Physiol. 2022; 13:842819. PMID: 35936891; PMCID: PMC9355746; DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2022.842819;
  8. Alley JR, Valentine RJ, Kohut ML. Mitochondrial Mass of Naïve T Cells Is Associated with Aerobic Fitness and Energy Expenditure of Active and Inactive Adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2022 Aug 01; 54(8):1288-1299. PMID: 35389948
  9. Summers CM, Valentine RJ. Two hours of heat stress induces MAP-kinase signaling and autophagasome accumulation in C2C12 myotubes. Cell Biochem Biophys. 2022 Jun; 80(2):367-373. PMID: 35122618
  10. Buhr TJ, Reed CH, Shoeman A, Bauer EE, Valentine RJ, Clark PJ. Corrigendum: The Influence of Moderate Physical Activity on Brain Monoaminergic Responses to Binge-Patterned Alcohol Ingestion in Female Mice. Front Behav Neurosci. 2021; 15:780189. PMID: 34759803; PMCID: PMC8574212; DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2021.780189;
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