Brian A. Irving


Bachelor's Degree(s): Health and Human Performance, Oregon State University, 2000

Master's Degree: Health Evaluation Science, University of Virginia, 2004

PhD:  Exercise Physiology, University of Virginia, 2006

Phone: 225-578-7179


Office: 2137 HPL Field House

Curriculum Vitae


I am a PhD trained exercise physiologist, with advanced training in i) endocrinology and metabolism, ii) skeletal muscle physiology, and iii) stable-isotope methodologies.  I am currently a Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University (LSU).  In August 2015, I joined the LSU faculty after serving three years as the founding director of the Geisinger Obesity Institute’s Metabolic Phenotyping Laboratory.  Prior to joining the Geisinger Obesity Institute, I was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.  I also completed postdoctoral training under the direction of Dr. K. Sreekumaran Nair in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Mayo Clinic. 

My laboratory is interested in developing a more thorough understanding of the short- and long-term metabolic and proteomic adaptions to exercise, dietary, medical interventions in young and old adults at risk for or with cardiometabolic diseases. Specifically, I am interested in skeletal muscle adaptations that provide protection against cardiometabolic diseases (e.g., type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and peripheral vascular disease).  My laboratory is also interested in understanding the independent and combined effects of prolonged sitting and physical inactivity have on skeletal muscle and whole-body physiology.  Finally, my laboratory is interested identifying mechanisms of exercise intolerance and functional impairment in overweight/obese older adults.