Stephen M. Roth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Exercise Physiology, Aging and Genetics

Areas of Interest:

Dr. Roth's areas of interest include understanding the role of genetic variation (and environmental interaction) in determining inter-individual differences in body composition, sarcopenia risk, exercise responses, and other health-related phenotypes, as well as understanding the role of exercise/physical activity in modifying DNA structure (e.g., telomere length, methylation). He directs the Functional Genomics Laboratory.

Visit the Functional Genomics Laboratory website to learn more.

"And so, the question is, 'Is it your parents or your genes?'" - James Watson, Pittsburgh, 2002, on the nature vs. nurture controversy.


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