Faculty and Staff
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
College of Education and Health Professions
(HHPR)-Health, Human Performance, & Recreation
Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in 2010 from Texas A&M University under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen F. Crouse. There, he studied potential mechanisms by which exercise alleviates dyslipidemia in the overweight and obese adult human. Following his doctoral studies, Dr. Greene completed three years as a postdoctoral research follow in the laboratory of Dr. Zhen Yan in molecular biology of skeletal muscle where his research focus was in the regulation of mitochondrial quality and the p38 MAPK signaling cascade in skeletal muscle.
Dr. Greene’s research focus is in how skeletal muscle factors influence whole body metabolic disease and the therapeutic effects of exercise and exercise training. Primary projects are focused on mechanisms by which exercise alleviates dyslipidemia through muscle-based mechanisms, and the regulation of mitochondrial quality and quantity by exercise training in the condition of diet-induced obesity.
- Exercise Physiology
- Ph.D., Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 2010
- M.S., Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, 2005
- B.S., Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, 2002
(For full listing see attached CV above)
- Vitor A. Lira, Mitsuharu Okutsu, Mei Zhang, Nicholas P. Greene, Rhianna C. Laker, and Zhen Yan. Autophagy is required for exercise training-induced skeletal muscle adaptation and improved performance. Accepted for publication to FASEB Journal June 18, 2013.
- Mats I. Nilsson, Justin P. Dobson*, Nicholas P. Greene*, Michael P. Wiggs, Kevin L. Shimkus, Elyse V. Wudeck, Amanda R. Davis, Marissa L. Laureano, James D. Fluckey. Abnormal Protein Turnover and Anabolic Resistance to Exercise in Sarcopenic Obesity. *2nd and 3rd authors claim equal responsibility for work. Accepted for publication toFASEB Journal June 4, 2013.
- Stephen F. Crouse, Nicholas P. Greene, Brad S. Lambert. Aquatic Treadmill Exercise: Physiologic costs and training benefits for overweight and obese men and women. Presented at annual meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, February 12, 2010.
Abstracts Presented at Regional, National, and International Meetings
- B.S. Lambert, N.P. Greene, A.T. Carradine, D.P. Joubert, J.D. Fluckey and S.F. Crouse. Aquatic Treadmill Training Reduces Blood Pressure Reactivity to Acute Graded Exercise in Previously Sedentary Adults. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions: 2(5) A4. Feb 2013
- K.L. Shimkus, E.V. Wudeck, Y. Shirazi-Fard, M.I. Nilsson, N.P. Greene, H.A. Hogan, J.D. Fluckey. DEPTOR Expression Correlates with Muscle Protein Synthesis. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions: 2(5) A7. Feb 2013.
2013-Present – Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
2010-2013 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Research Center University of Virginia; Charlottesville, Va.
2006-2010 – Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas
2004-2005 – Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina; Columbia, S.C.
2003-2005 – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina; Columbia, S.C.
2003 – Research Assistant, Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina; Columbia, S.C.
American College of Sports Medicine
Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
American Physiological Society
- 2012 – Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Atg6 in Protection Against Insulin Resistance, NIH F32 NRSA, 1F32DK095559-01A1, for more information see “Grants.”
- 2010 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Basic Cardiovascular Research Training Grant, Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: NIHT32HL07284