Darryn S. Willoughby, Ph.D.
Dr. Darryn Willoughby is an associate professor of exercise/muscle physiology and biochemistry in the Department of Health, Physical Performance, and Recreation at Baylor University. He serves as director of the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in exercise/muscle physiology and biochemistry with a sub-emphasis in nutritional biochemistry from Texas A&M University in 1993. He has also received post-doctorate training in molecular physiology while on the faculty at the University of Southern Maine from 1995-1999. He came to Baylor University in 2004 after serving as an assistant and associate professor at Texas Christian University for five years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, International Society of Sport Nutrition, and American Society of Exercise Physiologists. Dr. Willoughby's primary research focus is on the molecular mechanisms and cell signaling pathways regulating gene expression and skeletal muscle growth in response to exercise protocols or during situations of muscle stress such as injury or disuse. He is also interested in the roles that nutrition and nutraceuticals play on various signal transduction pathways that regulate the expression of various skeletal muscle-specific genes.
To contact Dr. Willoughby, feel free to email him at Darryn_Willoughby@baylor.edu.