Professor Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM passed away in August 2021 after a brief and aggressive illness. He was well-respected as a researcher and educator who seeked the improvement in human health through the study of muscle mass regulation and function.
Dr. Paddon-Jones came to UTMB in 2000 to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in protein metabolism in the Department of Surgery. He held faculty appointments in the Departments of Surgery and Physical Therapy, among other academic and research roles, prior
to his appointment in the Department of Nutrition and Metabolism in 2012.
In 2016, Dr. Paddon-Jones was named the Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health. He was also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a senior fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging.
Dr. Paddon-Jones' impact on research in muscle function is wide-spread, as evident in his federal funding, publications, and prestige as a national and international speaker and consultant. His work continues here at UTMB with his most recent federal
grant still underway.
He is greatly missed by his many friends, colleagues, and mentees at UTMB and around the world. UTMB has established an endowment fund to commemorate his legacy and his contributions to research. Donations can be made under the designation of the Paddon-Jones Memorial Fund.