Kevin Conley, PhD
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Physiology & Biophysics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering
The goal of the Translational Center for Metabolic Imaging (TCMI) is to develop, test and implement new in vivo metabolic tools for studying human and animal aging and disease:
Cell energetics in vivo, oxidation, phosphorylation and glycolysis
Mitochondrial energetics, aging and disease
Muscle function, aging and disease
Honors and awards
2013 – Scientific Program Committee, Muscle Day, Annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and
2010-present – Core member, Integrated Brain Imaging Center, University of Washington
2009-present – Director, Translational Center for Metabolic Imaging, University of Washington
Amara CE, Shankland EG, Jubrias SA, Marcinek DJ, Kushmerick MJ, Conley KE. (2007). Mild mitochondrial uncoupling impacts cellular aging in human muscles in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 104:1057-1062.
Amara CE, Marcinek DJ, Shankland EG, Schenkman KA, Arakaki LS, Conley KE. (2008). Mitochondrial function in vivo: Spectroscopy opens a window on cellular energetics. Methods, 46 (4): 312-8.
Conley KE, Jubrias SA, Cress ME, Esselman PC. (2013). Elevated energy coupling and aerobic capacity improves exercise performance in endurance-trained elderly. Exp Physiol, 98 (4):899-907.
Santanasto AJ, Glynn, NW, Jubrias SA, Conley KE , Boudreau RM, Amati F, Mackey DC, Simonsick EM, Strotmeyer ES, Coen PM, Goodpaster BH, Newman AB. (2014). Skeletal muscle mitochondrial function and fatigability in older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci.
Marcinek, DJ and KE Conley. (2014). In vivo metabolic spectroscopy identifies deficits in mitochondrial quality and capacity in aging skeletal muscle. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, nature.com.