San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University
I’m Jimmy, an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at San Francisco State University. I'm Director of the Muscle Physiology Lab, Co-Director of the Exercise Physiology Lab, and work as a Visiting Research Scholar in Dr. Andy Galpin's Lab at Cal State Fullerton. At SF State, I teach graduate/undergraduate courses in exercise & movement science. My Lab's research aims to help elucidate muscle plasticity (hypertrophy/atrophy) mechanisms using novel 3D imaging methods in athletes, "healthy adults", and individuals with disease/disability. My passion for studying the human body began with a basic physiology course while I was a collegiate athlete (swimming and water polo). I became extremely fascinated with the science behind human performance and went on to earn a BS in Kinesiology (Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo), MS in Kinesiology (Cal State Fullerton), and PhD in Human Bioenergetics from the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University. I’ve published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the fields of strength & conditioning, muscle biology, and exercise physiology. I'm also an active member of the American Physiological Society (APS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Follow our Lab’s research and stay informed about upcoming FREE guest lectures and seminars (@MusclePhysLab or www.musclephyslab.com).