Kinesiology doctoral candidate receives grant from National Strength and Conditioning Association

Published: June 28, 2022

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Paulo Mesquita, a doctoral candidate in Auburn University’s School of Kinesiology, was named a recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Graduation Research Grant – Doctoral for 2022. The $15,000 grant funds graduate research in strength and conditioning.

Mesquita is a researcher in the Muscle Biochemistry Laboratory, directed by Professor Andreas Kavazis, as well as the Molecular and Applied Science Laboratory, directed by Associate Professor Michael Roberts. Mesquita’s research is focused on understanding the mitochondrial adaptations to exercise and aging. With relevant work already published in the field, the five first-authored and eight co-authored, his dissertation project aims to understand the effects of strength training on the adaptations to subsequent endurance training in young male humans, using both molecular and performance-based approaches.

Submitted by: Miranda Nobles