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Steven T Devor, PhD, FACSM
Associate Professor of Sport & Exercise Sciences and Physiology & Cell Biology
Departmen of Physiology and Cell Biology
School of PAES
The Ohio State University
Dr. Steven T. Devor received his PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of California, Berkeley. Following his doctoral studies, Dr. Devor was a National Institute on Aging Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School in the Institute of Gerontology and Department of Physiology. Dr. Devor serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator for Sport and Exercise Science, and inquiries regarding either the MA or PhD program can be e-mailed to him.

The focus of the research program directed by Dr. Devor is on skeletal muscle physiology, and the basic biology of aging skeletal muscle. His laboratory designs experiments that utilize both human and animal models, with the primary aim focused on gaining enhanced insight into how skeletal muscle adapts to various perturbations across the lifespan. Dr. Devor and his graduate students are actively investigating how physical performance is altered as humans age. Particular emphases include the: a.) relationship between physical activity and skeletal muscle structure, function, and plasticity; b.) influence of therapeutic modalities on skeletal muscle regeneration following injury; and c.) adaptation of maximal lactate steady state in aging athletes.

Dr. Devor works with two local independent living facilities in Columbus, Friendship Village of Columbus and Westminster Thurber Community. He serves as the Director of their Wellness, Physical Activity, and Exercise Centers, and his doctoral students manage the comprehensive fitness evaluations and exercise program design. Additionally, two research projects, which utilize residents as subjects, are being completed at the facilities.

Dr. Devor, who is the advisor to the Exercise Science Club, teaches undergraduate courses in Exercise Physiology, supervises Practicum courses in Body Composition, Strength and Conditioning, and Fitness Evaluation, and supervises internships. At the graduate level Dr. Devor teaches a doctoral seminar focused on skeletal muscle structure, function, and plasticity, co-teaches the MA Exercise Physiology course, and supervises practical experiences and internships.