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Leveraging Nutritional Science to Optimize Soldier Health & Performance

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Dr. Stefan M. Pasiakos is a Nutritional Physiologist and Deputy Chief of the Military Nutrition Division at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

He is an internationally-recognized expert in human muscle physiology, dietary protein, and amino acid metabolism. He leads a multi-disciplinary research program to define protein requirements and develop targeted dietary and pharmacological strategies that sustain health-readiness and enhance performance for service members.

His academic interests include regulatory mechanisms of human muscle protein turnover, bioenergetics of exercise metabolism, performance nutrition, and the role of dietary protein in human health and disease.

Dr. Pasiakos received his Ph.D. in Nutritional Science in 2008 from the University of Connecticut. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, recipient of the Vernon R Young International Award for Amino Acid Research, member of the International Protein Board, Deputy Editor for the British Journal of Nutrition, and editorial board member for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

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