Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1124

P: 409-772-0643

Teaching Areas of Interest

Human metabolism

Research Interests

Muscle metabolism and physiology, Aging, Women’s Health


Dr. Emily Lantz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Metabolism and Rehabilitation Science in the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Biochemistry from Iowa State University, a PhD in Nutrition Science from Purdue University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in skeletal muscle metabolism from the Division of Rehabilitation Science University of Texas Medical Branch.

Dr. Lantz’s research interest broadly focuses on two main themes: i). the effects of physical inactivity on skeletal muscle mass and functional capacity in middle-aged and older adults, with an emphasis on aging women and ii). the application and mechanism of action of amino acid and protein consumption on acute markers of anabolism e.g., muscle protein synthesis.

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