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Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation, Director, Applied Physiology Laboratory
Brian McFarlin earned his PhD in Exercise Physiology from Purdue University in 2003. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in Nutrition at Purdue University, Dr. McFarlin joined the University of Houston faculty in the Fall 2004, and advanced to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. McFarlin’s research focuses on two main areas: 1) the physiological and immunologic consequences of weight gain and loss; and 2) the use of nutritional countermeasures to maximize immune health after exercise. Since 2004, he has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and obtained more than $1.5 million in externally funded research grants. His research expertise includes flow cytometry and multiplex analysis among other common biological measurement techniques. McFarlin is a Fellow Member of the Obesity Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also the president for the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Exercise Science. He is the primary editor for the journal of Immunometabolism.