B. Rasmussen, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology and holds the Bertha and Robert Bucksch
Distinguished Research Professorship. He is also the Director of the
UTMB Center for Metabolic Health, and a Senior Fellow of the Sealy
Center on Aging.
Rasmussen received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from
Utah State University in 1992 and 1993, and a Doctor of Philosophy
degree in Zoology and Cell Biology from Brigham Young University in
1997. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Metabolism working with
Dr. Robert R. Wolfe and accepted his first faculty position in the
Department of Integrative & Evolutionary Biology at the University
of Southern California. He has been on faculty at UTMB since 2004.
Muscle Biology, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Sarcopenia, Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism
Grants & Funding
- Graber, T.G., C.S. Fry, C.R. Brightwell, T. Moro, R. Maroto, N. Bhattari, C. Porter, M. Wakamiya, and B.B. Rasmussen. Skeletal muscle specific knockout of DEP domain-containing 5 increases mTORC1 signaling, muscle cell hypertrophy,
and mitochondrial respiration. Journal of Biological Chemistry 294(11): 4091-4102, 2019.
- Sanford JA et al…Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (B.B. Rasmussen). Molecular transducers of physical activity consortium (MoTrPAC): mapping the dynamic response to exercise. Cell 181(7): 1464-1474,
- Lavin, K.L., B.M. Roberts, C.S. Fry, T. Moro, B.B. Rasmussen, and M.M. Bamman. The importance of resistance exercise training to combat neuromuscular aging. Physiology (Bethesda) 34(2): 112-122, 2019.
- Graber, T.G., R. Maroto, C.S. Fry, C.R. Brightwell, and B.B. Rasmussen. Measuring exercise capacity and physical function in adult and older mice. Experimental Gerontology 76(5): 819-824,
- Borack, M.S., J.M. Dickinson, C.S. Fry, P.T. Reidy, M.M. Markofski, R.R. Deer, K. Jennings, E. Volpi, and B.B. Rasmussen. Effect of the lysosomotropic agent chloroquine on mTORC1 activation and protein synthesis in
human skeletal muscle. Nutrition & Metabolism 18(1): 61, 2021.
- Ebert, S.M., B.B. Rasmussen, A.R. Judge, S.M. Judge, L. Larsson, R.C. Wek, T.G. Anthony, G.R. Marcotte, M.J. Miller, M.A. Yorek, E. Volpi, J.I. Stern, M.D. Strub, Z. Ryan, J.J. Talley, and C.M. Adams. Biology of activating
transcription factor 4 (ATF4) and its role in skeletal muscle atrophy. Journal of Nutrition 152(4): 926-938, 2022.