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Kaelin C. Young, PhD

Kaelin C. Young

Kaelin C. Young, PhD

Assistant Professor for Cell Biology and Physiology
Auburn Campus


kyoung [at]

Current Research Projects

  • Acute effects of OxySport on lipolysis and basal metabolic rate, as well as chronic effects of OxySPORT on body composition in overweight, college-aged males
  • Biomechanics, biomarkers, and MRI: A three-pronged approach to predicting anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture
  • Detecting muscle tissue and bone mineral content loss, growth, and maintenance at the cellular, segmental, and total-body level using bioimpedance spectroscopy using the SOZO and SFB7 devices
  • Effects of a ketogenic diet on bone health
  • Effects of a purported thermogenic nutraceutical on changes in body composition and metabolism
  • Effects of aging on systemic stem cell content and tissue functionality
  • Examining the effects of skeletal muscle LINE-1 overexpression on muscle function and aging
  • Studying the efficacy of 'BCAA 3.1.2' on cycling performance, body composition, and immune system markers in elite cyclists over a training season


Year Published Faculty Citation PMID
In press

Roberts M, Holland A, Kephart W, Mumford P, Mobley C, Lowery R, Fox C, McCloskey A, Shake J, Mesquita P, Patel R, Martin J, Young K, Kavazis A, Wilson J.  A low-carbohydrate diet does not impair the acute and chronic hypertrophic responses to resistance exercise in rodents.  Submitted to Journal of Applied Physiology. In Press.


Mobley CB, Mumford PW, McCarthy JJ, Miller ME, Young KC, Martin JS, Beck DT, Lockwood CM, Roberts MD. Whey protein-derived exosomes increase protein synthesis in C2C12 myotubes. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Jan;100(1):48-64. PMID: 28341051.


Mumford P, Tribby A, Hollaway K, Poole C, Roberts M, Scanlan A, Dalbo V, Moon J, Young K. Effects of a caffeine-containing supplement on golf performance and fatigue during a competitive tournament. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 2016 Jan;48(1):132-8.


Mobley C, Fox C, Thompson M, Healy J, Santucci V, Kephart W, McCloskey A, Kim M, Pascoe D, Martin J, Moon J, Young K, Roberts M. Comparative effects of whey protein versus L-leucine on skeletal muscle protein synthesis and markers of ribosome biogenesis following resistance exercise. Amino Acids. 2016 Mar;48(3):733-50.


Abe T, Thiebaud R, Loenneke J, Young K. Prediction and validation of DXA-derived appendicular lean soft tissue mass by ultrasound in older adults. Age. 2015 Dec;37(6);114.


Abe T, Young K, Patterson K, Tribby A, Stover D, Lajza D, Geddam D. Influence of adipose tissue mass on DXA-determined appendicular lean soft tissue mass in middle-aged and older women. Age. 2015 Feb;37(1):9741.


Dalbo V, Tucker P, Kingsley M, Humphries B, Moon J, Young K, Scanlan A. Not sending the message: A low prevalence of strength based exercise participation in a regional Australian population. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 2015 Oct;23(5):295-301. PMID: 26046786.


Kim D, Singh H, Loenneke J, Thiebaud R, Fahs C, Rossow L, Young K, Seo D, Bemben D, Bemben M. Comparative effects of high and low intensity blood flow restricted cycle training and detraining on muscle mass, strength, and aerobic capacity. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2015 Sep 25 [Epub ahead of print].


Abe T, Loenneke J, Young K, Thiebaud R, Nahar V, Patterson K, Stover C, Ford M, Bass M, Loftin M. Validity of ultrasound prediction equations for total and regional muscularity in middle-aged and older men and women.  Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 2015 Feb;41(2):557-64.


Kato Y, Islam M, Rogers M, Young K, Takeshima N. Threshold of chair stand power necessary to perform ADL independently in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.  2015 Jul-Sep;38(3);122-6.