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Faculty & Staff - [ Mr. Matthew McAllister ]

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Mr. Matthew McAllister

Dr. Matthew McAllister

Assistant Professor
Director of Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory
Coordinator of Graduate Teaching Assistants

Department of Kinesiology
Rm. 124
Curriculum Vitae


  • Mississippi State University (Ph.D., 2015; Nutrition)
  • University of Memphis (M.S., 2012; Exercise Science)
  • University of Memphis (B.S., 2010; Exercise Science)
  • Monroe Community College (A.S., 2006; Liberal Arts)

Areas of Research

  • Nutraceutical use in relation to oxidative stress, inflammation and exercise performance/recovery.
  • Metabolic adaptations to high fat low carbohydrate diets.
  • Health and performance of high stress occupations (emphasis on oxidative stress/inflammation).

Areas of Teaching

  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise and Weight Control
  • Fitness Testing and Programs

Recent Publications

  • Smith, JW; Holmes, ME; McAllister, MJ. Nutritional Considerations for Performance in Young Athletes; Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 2015, Article ID 734649, 13 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/734649.
  • Huang, CJ; McAllister, MJ; Slusher, AL; Webb, H; Mock, T; Acevedo, E. Obesity-Related Oxidative Stress: The Impact of Physical Activity and Diet Manipulation. Sports Medicine-Open, (2015); doi 10.1186/s40798-015-0031-y.
  • Slusher, AL; McAllister, MJ; Huang, CJ. The Therapeutic Role of Vitamin D on Obesity-Associated Inflammation and Weight-Loss Intervention; Inflammation research, (2015) doi: 10.1007/s00011-015-0847-4.
  • McAllister, MJ; Hammond, KG; Schilling, BK; Ferreria, LC; Reed, JP; and Weiss, LW. Muscle Activation During Various Hamstring Exercises. J Strength Cond Res 2014 Jun;28(6):1573-80.
  • McAllister, MJ; Schilling, BK; Hammond, KG; Weiss, L; and Farney, TM. Effect of Grip Width on Electromyographic Activity During the Upright Row. J Strength Cond Res 2013, Jan; 27(1).

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine