Roger 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. Farrars 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.
Ph.D. in Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1976
Studies muscle physiology and adaptability across the life span in response to exercise training and injury.
Martin, J., Farrar, R., Wagner, B. & Spirduso, W. (2000). Maximal power across the lifespan. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 55A(6), M311–M316.
Gibson, B., Ong, J., Starnes, J. & Farrar, R. (1998). Effects of moderate and heavy ethanol consumption on myocardial recovery from ischemia. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 22(9), 2086–2092.
Yaspelkis, B., Castle, A., Farrar, R. & Ivy, J. (1998). Effects of chronic electrical stimulation and ß-GPA on GLUT4 protein concentration in rat skeletal muscle. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, 163, 251–259.
Farrar, R., Monnin, K. & Walters, T. (1997). Alterations in skeletal muscle ß responsiveness to altered contractile activity during the aging process. Aging: Clinical and Experimental Reseach, 9, 153–158.
Bowles, D., Farrar, R. & Starnes, J. (1992). Exercise training improves cardiac function following ischemia in the isolated working rat heart. American Journal of Physiology: (Heart & Circulation), 32, H804–H809.
Electrophoretic Decellularization Bio-scaffolds (EDBS) for Large Volume Muscle Regeneration Applications
US Department of Defense Small Business Initiative Research
Nanotracer Development to Track Stem Cell Therapy
National Institutes of Health
International Association of Firefighters