Matt Harber

Faculty & Staff

                     

Dr. Matt Harber

Kinesiology

 

     
     

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Office Location: EAW 106
Phone: (765) 998-8438
Email: mtharber@taylor.edu

Specialties: Exercise physiology, sport science, integrative physiology, skeletal muscle health, novel exercise interventions

 

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Matthew P. Harber, PhD

Associate Professor
Taylor University

EDUCATION & RESEARCH TRAINING

2013-present
Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Taylor University

2010-2013
Associate Professor, Human Performance Laboratory, Ball State University

2005-2010
Assistant Professor, Human Performance Laboratory, Ball State University

2003-2005
Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, Substrate Metabolism Laboratory, University of Michigan

2000-2003
Doctoral Fellow, Human Performance Laboratory, Ball State University

2000
Instructor-Division of Science, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

1999
Project Coordinator, United States Olympic Committee

1997-1999
Graduate Research Assistant, Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory, University of Memphis

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Reidy PT, JM Hinkley, TA Trappe, SW Trappe, and MP Harber. Protein composition of aerobically trained human skeletal muscle. International Journal of Sports Medicine. In press.

Reidy PT, AR Konopka, JM Hinkley, MK Undem, and MP Harber. The effect of feeding during recovery from aerobic exercise on skeletal muscle intracellular signaling. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. August 26, 2013. Epub.

Konopka AR, MK Suer, CA Wolff, and MP Harber. Markers of human skeletal muscle mitochondrial biogenesis and quality control: effects of age and aerobic exercise training. Journal of Gerontology: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. July 20, 2013. Epub.

Suer MK, JD Crane, TA Trappe, B Jemiolo, SW Trappe, and MP Harber. Amino acid infusion alters the expression of growth related genes in multiple skeletal muscles. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. Jul; 84(7): 669-74, 2013.

Trappe TA, RA Standley, S Liu, B Jemiolo, SW Trappe, and MP Harber. Local anesthetic effects on gene transcription in human skeletal muscle biopsies. Muscle Nerve. April 2, 2013; Epub.

Harber MP, AR Konopka, MK Undem, JM Hinkley, K Minchev, LA Kaminsky, TA Trappe, and SW Trappe. Aerobic exercise training induces skeletal muscle hypertrophy and age-dependent adaptations in myofiber function in young and older men. Journal of Applied Physiology. Nov; 113(9): 1495-504, 2013.

Galpin AJ, U Raue, B Jemiolo, TA Trappe, MP Harber, K Minchev, and S Trappe. Human skeletal muscle fiber type specific protein content. Analytic Biochemistry. Jun 15; 425(2): 175-82, 2012.

Standley RA, MP Harber, JD Lee, AR Konopka, SW Trappe, and TA Trappe. Influence of aerobic cycle exercise training on patellar tendon cross-sectional area in older women. Scand Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. Oct 7, 2011; epub ahead of print.

Konopka AR, TA Trappe, B Jemiolo, SW Trappe, and MP Harber. Myosin heavy chain plasticity in aging skeletal muscle with aerobic exercise training. Journal of Gerontology: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. Aug;66(8): 835-41, 2011.

Harber MP, JD Dickinson, JD Crane, SW Trappe, and TA Trappe. Influence of tracer selection on protein synthesis rates at rest and post-exercise in multiple human muscles. Metabolism. May;60(5): 689-97, 2011.

Harber MP, AR Konopka, B Jemiolo, SW Trappe, TA Trappe, and PT Reidy. Muscle protein synthesis and gene expression during recovery from aerobic exercise in the fasted and fed states. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology. Nov;299(5): R1254-62, 2010.

Konopka AR, MD Douglass, LA Kaminsky, B Jemiolo, TA Trappe, S Trappe, and MP Harber. Molecular adaptations to aerobic exercise training in skeletal muscle of older women. Journal of Gerontology: MEDICAL SCIENCES. Nov;65(11): 1201-7, 2010. Nagelkirk PR, R Scalzo, M Harber, and LA Kaminsky. The influence of acute resistance training and body composition on coagulation and fibrinolytic activity in low-risk women. International Journal of Sports Medicine. Jul;31(7):458-62, 2010.

Luden N, E Hayes, A Galpin, K Minchev, B Jemiolo, U Raue, TA Trappe, MP Harber, T Bowers, and S Trappe. Myocellular basis for tapering in competitive distance runners. Journal of Applied Physiology. June;108(6): 1501-9, 2010.

Dickinson JM, JD Lee, BE Sullivan, MP Harber, SW Trappe, and TA Trappe. A new method to study in vivo protein synthesis in slow-and fast-twitch muscle fibers and initial measurements in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology. May; 108(5): 1410-6, 2010.

Newsom SA, S Schenk, KM Thomas, MP Harber, ND Knuth, N Goldenberg, and JF Horowitz. Energy deficit after exercise augments lipid mobilization but does not contribute to the exercise-induced increase in insulin sensitivity. Journal of Applied Physiology. Mar; 108: 554-560, 2010.

Harber MP, AR Konopka, MD Douglass, K Minchev, LA Kaminsky, TA Trappe, and SW Trappe. Aerobic exercise training improves whole muscle and single myofiber size and function in older women. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Nov; 297(5):R1452-9, 2009.

Schenk S, MP Harber, CR Shrivastiva, CF Burant, and JF Horowitz. Improved insulin sensitivity after weight loss and exercise training is mediated by a reduction in plasma fatty acid mobilization, not enhanced oxidative capacity. Journal of Physiology. Oct 15; 587(Pt 20): 4949-61, 2009.

Surya S, JF Horowitz, N Goldenberg, A Sakharova, M Harber, AS Cornford, K Symons, and AL Barkan. The pattern of growth hormone delivery to peripheral tissues determines insulin-like growth factor-1 and lipolytic responses in obese subjects. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Aug;94(8):2828-34, 2009.

Harber MP, JD Crane, JM Dickinson, B Jemiolo, U Raue, TA Trappe, and SW Trappe. Protein synthesis and the expression of growth-related genes are altered by running in human vastus lateralis and soleus muscles. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Mar; 296(3):R708-14, 2009.

Harber, M, J Crane, M Douglass, K Weindel, T Trappe, S Trappe, and W Fink. Resistance exercise reduces muscular substrates in women. International Journal of Sports Medicine. Sept; 29: 719-725, 2008.

Fry AC, MH Ferkin, BK Schilling, ST Leonard, MP Harber, MR Rubin, JC Smith. Myosin heavy chain expression in peripheral muscles of male and female prarie voles Microtus ochrogaster. Acta Zoologica Sinica. 54(1): 104-110, 2008.

Harber M and S Trappe. Single muscle fiber contractile properties of young competitive distance runners. Journal of Applied Physiology. Aug; 105: 629-636, 2008.

Sakharova AA, JF Horowitz, S Surya, N Goldenberg, MP Harber, K Symons, and A Barkan. Role of growth hormone in regulating lipolysis, proteolysis, and hepatic glucose production during fasting. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Jul; 93: 2755–2759, 2008.

Mazzetti, S, M Douglass, A Yocum, and M Harber. Effect of explosive versus slow contractions and exercise intensity on energy expenditure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Aug; 39(8): 1291-1301, 2007.

Weinheimer, E, B Jemiolo, C Carroll, M Harber, J Haus, N Burd, J LeMoine, S Trappe, and T Trappe. Resistance exercise and cyclooxygenase (COX) expression in human skeletal muscle: Implications for COX-inhibiting drugs and protein synthesis. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Jun; 292(6): R2241-8, 2007.

Trappe S, M Harber, A Creer, P Gallagher, D Slivka, K Minchev, and D Whitsett. Single muscle fiber adaptations with marathon training. Journal of Applied Physiology. Sept; 101(3): 721-7, 2006.

Gallagher P, S Trappe, M Harber, A Creer, S Mazzetti, T Trappe, B Alkner, and P Tesch. Effects of 84-d of bedrest and resistance training on single muscle fiber myosin heavy chain distribution in human vastus lateralis and soleus muscles. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, Sep; 184 (1), 61–9, 2005.

Harber MP, S Schenk, AL Barkan, and JF Horowitz. Effects of dietary carbohydrate restriction with high protein intake on protein metabolism and the somatotropic axis. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Sep; 90(9): 5175-81, 2005.

Harber MP, S Schenk, AL Barkan, and JF Horowtiz. Alterations in carbohydrate metabolism in response to short-term dietary carbohydrate restriction. American Journal of Physiology–Endocrinology and Metabolism. Aug;289(2):E306-12, 2005.

Horowitz JF, AE Kaufman, AK Fox, and MP Harber. Energy deficit without carbohydrate deprivation alters carbohydrate oxidation and fatty acid availability. Journal of Applied Physiology. May; 98(5): 1612-8, 2005.

Harber MP, PM Gallagher, AR Creer, KM Minchev, and SW Trappe. Single muscle fiber contractile properties during a competitive season in male runners. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Nov; 287(5): R1124-31, 2004.

Harber MP, AC Fry, MR Rubin, JC Smith, and LW Weiss. Skeletal muscle adaptations to timed circuit weight training. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine, Science, and Sports. Jun; 14(3): 176-85, 2004.

Trappe S, T Trappe, P Gallagher, M Harber, B Alkner, and P Tesch. Human single muscle fibre function with 84 day bed-rest and resistance exercise. Journal of Physiology. Jun1; 557(Pt 2): 501-513, 2004.

Trappe S, P Gallagher, M Harber, J Carrithers, J Fluckey and T Trappe. Single muscle fiber contractile properties in young and old men and women. Journal of Physiology. Oct 1; 552(Pt1): 47-58, 2003.

Williamson DL, PG Gallagher, MP Harber, T Sevier, M Hollon, and SW Trappe. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway activation: effects of age and resistance exercise on human skeletal muscle. Journal of Physiology. Mar 15; 547(Pt 3):977-87, 2003.

Fry AC, JM Webber, LW Weiss, MP Harber, M Vaczi, and NA Pattison. Muscle fiber characteristics of elite power lifters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. May; 17(2): 402-410, 2003.

Harber MP, PG Gallagher, and SW Trappe. Myosin heavy chain composition of single fibers from gastrocnemius of collegiate distance runners. International Journal of Sports Medicine. Oct;23(7):484-8, 2002.

Ge RL, S Witkowski, Y Zhang, C Alfrey, M Siveri, T Karlsen, GK Resaland, M Harber, J Stray-Gundersen, and BD Levine. Determinants of erythropoieten release in response to short term, hypobaric hypoxia. Journal of Applied Physiology. Jun;92(6):2361-7, 2002.

RESEARCH FUNDING

Title: Alternating Single-legged Exercise to Increase Muscle Mass and Enhance Functional Status
Agency: National Skeletal Muscle Research Center–UCSD–NIH R24
Amount: $25,00 total costs
Starting and ending data: 7/1/2011–6/30/2013
Principal Investigator: Matthew Harber
Co-Investigator: Leonard Kaminsky, Todd Trappe

Title: Skeletal Muscle Heath with Aging and Life-Long Exercise
Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIA)
Amount: $2,284,001 total costs
Starting and ending data: 7/1/2011–6/31/2016
Principal Investigator: Scott Trappe
Co-Investigator: Matthew Harber, Todd Trappe, Leonard Kaminsky

Title: Myocellular Contractile Function with Exercise Training in Older Adults
Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIA)
Amount: $177,735
Starting and ending date: 9/15/09–8/31/12
Principal Investigator: Matthew Harber
Co-Investigator: Leonard Kaminsky, Scott Trappe, Todd Trappe

Title: Integrative Physiology of Exercise Countermeasures for Human Space Travel
Agency: National Aeronautical And Space Administration (NASA)
Amount: $919,692 direct costs
Starting and ending date: 10/01/06–9/30/11
Principal Investigator: Scott Trappe
Co-principal Investigator: Matthew Harber, Todd Trappe, Anthony Mahon

Title: Influence of Nutrition on Post-Exercise Gene Expression in Human Skeletal Muscle
Agency: Gatorade Sports Science Institute/Pepsi Co.
Amount: $37,440 direct costs
Starting and ending date: 8/15/08–12/31/2009
Principal Investigator: Matthew Harber

Title: Weight-loss, Exercise, and Oxidative Capacity in Obesity
Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIDDK) (F32 DK070510)
Starting and ending date: 1/1/05–8/18/05 (terminated early to begin new position)
Principal Investigator: Matthew Harber
Mentor: Jeff Horowitz

Title: Resistance Training and Expression of Metabolic Factors in Young and Older Men and Women
Agency: Michael L. Pollock Memorial Research Grant–Life Fitness Academy
Amount: $5,000
Starting and ending date: June 2004–July 2005
Principal Investigator: Matthew Harber
Co-Investigator: Jeff Horowitz

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Exercise for healthy aging. Lotus Alternative Pain Center, Muncie, IN; January 9, 2013.

Is aerobic exercise the fountain of youth? Taylor University, Upland, IN; October 29, 2012.

Aerobic exercise as a countermeasure for sarcopenia. University at Buffalo, NY; October 19, 2012.

The anabolic power of aerobic exercise. American College of Sports Medicine–Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter, Harrisburg, PA; November 2010.

Influence of nutrition on post-exercise gene expression and skeletal muscle protein synthesis. PepsiCo Long-Term Research Laboratory, The Science Park at Yale, New Haven, CT; February 2010.

Influence of amino acids on the anabolic response to resistance exercise. XIV International Symposium on Exercise and Sports Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina; June 2008.

Protein metabolism in the endurance athlete. XIV International Symposium on Exercise and Sports Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina; June 2008

Influence of carbohydrate availability on the adaptation to exercise. XIV International Symposium on Exercise and Sports Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina; June 2008

Dietary protein and the maintenance of muscle function with aging: muscle quantity vs. muscle quality. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN; May 2008.

Impact of exercise on lipid-induced insulin resistance. Midwest American College of Sports Medicine, Muncie, IN; September, 2005.

Energy and macronutrient balance in the regulation of substrate metabolism. Anderson University, Anderson, IN; February 2005.

STUDENT RESEARCH MENTORSHIP (2005-2013)

Undergraduate: Supervised 16 undergraduate research internships

Master’s: Served on 16 M.S. committees, 7 as Chair

Doctoral: Served on 6 Ph.D. committees, 3 as Chair

PROFESSIONAL HONORS & AWARDS

Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine. 2012

National Institutes of Health Early Career Reviewer Program. 2012

Outstanding Junior Faculty Member, Ball State University. 2009–2010

Outstanding Tenure Track Teacher in the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, Ball State University. 2006-2007

National Research Service Award (Individual), National Institutes of Health. 2005

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Member, Institutional Review Board, Ball State University. 2009–2013

Member, Associate Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Advisory Council. 2008–2013

Member, Laboratory Safety and Security Advisory Committee. 2011–2012

Member, University Senate, Ball State University. 2009–2010

JOURNAL REVIEWER

American Journal of Physiology; Endocrinology and Metabolism

American Journal of Physiology; Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology

Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism

Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology

Exercise and Sport Science Reviews

Experimental Physiology

International Journal of Sports Medicine

International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism

Journal of Applied Physiology

Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences

Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences

Journal of Physiology

Journal of the American Aging Association

Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Medicine & Sciences in Sports & Exercise

Nutrition & Metabolism

Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

Strength and Conditioning Journal

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Sports Medicine, 2001–present

American Physiological Society, 2001–present

North American Association for the Study of Obesity, 2004–present

National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1997–1999