Dr. Farrar is Professor and Director of Exercise Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. in Biology/minor in Chemistry at Tufts University and his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr Farrar's research interests are in the plasticity of skeletal muscle in various paradigms including aging, endurance and strength train, and in response to injury. Most recently he has focused on muscle regeneration following three types of injury which include tourniquet-induced ischemia/reperfusion, muscle defect regeneration utilizing a decellularized extracellular matrix and progenitor cells, peripheral artery disease and eccentric damage.