Ronald Meyer, Ph.D.


Department of Radiology



Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3196

College Degrees: 

B.S. in Zoology/Chemistry University of Illinois

M.S. in Physiology University of Illinois

Ph.D. in Physiology SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

Post-Doc in Physiology Harvard Medical School  


Research Interests:

I have been applying NMR spectroscopic and imaging methods to the study of skeletal muscle since 1982. A major focus of our lab has been to understand how changes in phosphorylated metabolites relate to the control of metabolic flux in muscle during transitions between rest and exercise. More recently, our lab has developed MRI methods which provide measures of muscle activation and oxygenation, as well as some novel gated methods for measuring metabolic kinetics during rest-work transitions. Our studies have addressed basic questions about the control of metabolism, as well as more applied studies of human muscle.



1977: NIH Traineeship in Cell and Molecular Biology
1978-79: SUNY Graduate Fellowship
1980-81: Muscular Dystrophy Postdoctoral Fellow
1982-83: Juvenile Diabetes Postdoctoral Fellow
1990: Stauffer Award, Association of University Radiologists
Editorial Boards: AJP:Cell (1989-1996), J. Appl. Physiol. (1992-2008), NMR in Biomedicine (1997-present)


Selected Publications:

1. Forbes, S.C., J.M. Slade, R.A. Meyer. Short-term high-intensity interval training improves phosphocreatine recovery kinetics following moderate-intensity exercise in humans. Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. 33:1124-31, 2008.
2. Forbes S.C., A.T. Paganini, J.M. Slade, T.F. Towse, R.A. Meyer. Phosphocreatine recovery kinetics following low- and high- intensity exercise in human triceps surae and rat posterior hindlimb muscles. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 296:R161-70, 2009.
3. Forbes S.C., J.M. Slade, R.M. Francis, R.A. Meyer. Comparison of oxidative capacity among leg muscles in humans using gated 31P 2-D chemical shift imaging. NMR Biomed. 22:1063-71, 2009.
4. Towse T.F., J.M. Slade, J.A. Ambrose, M.C. Delano, R.A. Meyer. Quantitative analysis of the post-contractile blood-oxygenation-level-dependent (BOLD) effect in skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol. 111:27-39, 2011.
5. Slade, J.M., T.F. Towse, V.V. Gossain, R.A. Meyer. Peripheral microvascular response to muscle contraction is unaltered by early diabetes but decreases with age. J Appl Physiol. 111:1361-71, 2011.

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Other Departmental/Program Affiliations:  

Department of Physiology