UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - Gary Diffee

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Kinesiology
School of Education
UW-Madison
Unit II Gym
2000 Observatory Dr.
MadisonWI  53706-1121

Tel: 608/262-0259
Fax: 608/262-1656

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Gary Diffee

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Gary Diffee

Professor
Kinesiology

1155 Gymnasium-Natatorium  binoculars icon
2000 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706-1121
Office: 608/262-7732

diffee@education.wisc.edu
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Education

Ph D, Physiology, Muscle Physiology
University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA

MS, Kinesiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA


 

 

Grants and Sponsorships

  • 6/30/2008 - Amount: $30,000.00, "Cellular Contractile Function During Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Induced By Pressure Overload”," Awarded By: UW-Madison Graduate School Research Fund, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gary M. Diffee, Principal.
  • 6/30/2005 - Amount: $768,112.00, "Cellular Adaptations Of Myocardium To Endurance Training," Awarded By: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Grant Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sponsor Type: Federal, Gary M. Diffee, Principal.
  • "Dietary Restriction And Aging In Rhesus Monkeys," Awarded By: National Institute of Aging, Sponsor Type: Federal, Gary M. Diffee, Supporting; Richard Weindruch, Principal.
  • Amount: $1,301,323.00, "Impact Of Exercise On Sarcopenia," Awarded By: National Institute of Aging, Grant Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sponsor Type: Federal, Gary M. Diffee, Principal.

Publications

  • Gregorich, Z.R., Cai, W., Jin, Y., Chen, A.J., McKiernan, S.H., Aiken, J.M., Moss, R.L., Diffee, G.M., & Ge, Y. (2016). Top-down targeted proteomics reveals decrease in myosin regulatory light chain phosphorylation that contributes to sarcopenic muscle dysfunction. J Proteome Research. 15(8), 2706-16.
  • Barton, G.P., Sepe, J.J., McKiernan, S.H., Aiken, J.M., & Diffee, G.M. (2016). Mitochondrial and Metabolic Gene Expression in the Aged Rat Heart. Frontiers in Physiology. 7, 352.
  • Kang, C., Chung, E., Diffee, G.M., & Ji, L. (in press). Exercise training attenuates aging-associated mitochondrial dysfunction in rat skeletal muscle: Role of PGC-1α. Experimental Gerontology.
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  • LaCroix, A., Duenwald-Kuehl, S., Brickson, S.L., Akins, T.L., Diffee, G.M., Aiken, J., Vanderby, R., & Lakes, R. (2013). Effect of age and exercise on the viscoelastic properties of rat tail tendon. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 41(6), 1120-8.
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  • Chung, E., & Diffee, G.M. (2012). Moderate intensity, but not high intensity, treadmill exercise training alters power output properties in myocardium from aged rats. Journal of Gerontololgy A: Biol Sci Med Sci.. 67(11), 1178-87.
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  • Chung, E., & Diffee, G.M. (2011). Effect of aging on power output properties in rat skinned cardiac myocytes. Journal of Gerontaology:Biological Sciences.
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  • Ji, L., Diffee, G.M., & Schrage, W.G. (2008). Challenges in Exercise Physiology Research and Education. Quest. 60, 13-18.
  • Guderley, H., Houle-Leroy, P., Diffee, G.M., Camp, D., & Garland, T. (2006). Morphometry, ultrastructure, myosin isoforms, and metabolic capacities of the "mini muscles" favoured by selection for high activity in house mice. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B: Biochem Mol Biol.. 144(3), 271-282.
  • Diffee, G.M. (2004). Adaptation of cardiac myocyte contractile properties to exercise training. Exercise and Sport Science Reviews. 32(3), 112-119.
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  • Diffee, G.M., & Chung, E. (2003). Altered single cell force-velocity and power properties in exercise-trained rat myocardium. Journal of Applied Physiology. 94(5), 1941-1948.
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  • Diffee, G.M., & Nagle, D.F. (2003). Exercise training alters length dependence of contractile properties in rat myocardium. Journal of Applied Physiology. 94(3), 1137-44.
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  • Diffee, G.M., Seversen, E.A., Stein, T.D., & Johnson, J.A. (2003). Microarray expression analysis of effects of exercise training: increase in atrial MLC-1 in rat ventricles. American Journal of Physiol (Heart and Circulatory Physiology). 284(3), H830-7.
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  • Diffee, G.M., & Nagle, D.F. (2003). Regional differences in effects of exercise training on contractile and biochemical properties of rat cardiac myocytes. Journal of Applied Physiology. 95(1), 35-42.
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  • Diffee, G.M., Kalfas, K., Al-Majid, S., & McCarthy, D.O. (2002). Altered expression of skeletal muscle myosin isoforms in cancer cachexia. American Journal of Physiol (Cell Physiology).
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Presentations

  • Diffee, G.M., Author Only, Ji, L., Author Only, Kang, C., Presenter & Author, & Chung, E., Author Only (2009, May 31). Exercise training attenuates aging-associated reduction in mitochondrial biogenesis in rat skeletal muscle, ACSM Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA.
  • Diffee, G.M., Presenter & Author, & Piepmeyer, H.C., Author Only (2009, May 31). Voluntary Wheel Running Attenuates Muscle Mass And Myosin Isoform Changes In Cancer Cachexia, ACSM Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA.
  • Diffee, G.M., Author Only, & Chung, E., Presenter & Author (2007, May 31). Low Intensity Exercise Training Increases Power Ouput Properties in Myocardium from Aged Rats, ACSM Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • Diffee, G.M., Author Only, & Chung, E., Presenter & Author (2006, April 2). Regional myosin heavy chain isoform expression in response to exercise training in old rat myocardium., Experimental Biology 2006, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), San Francisco, CA.
  • Akins, T., Presenter & Author, Barton, G., Author Only, Hoffmann, M., Author Only, McKiernan, S., Author Only, Aiken, J., Author Only, & Diffee, G.M., Presenter & Author Maximal Oxygen Consumption and Blood Lactate Levels as Measures of Exercise Intensity in Aging Rats, Experimental Biology 2011, American Physiological Society, Washington, DC.
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