Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Our Faculty and Staff: Joseph Starnes

Joe Starnes

Joseph W. Starnes, Ph.D.

235 Coleman Building

About Dr. Starnes

Dr. Starnes joined the UNCG faculty in 2008 and served as department chair from 2008-2012. He is an exercise physiologist with over 60 peer-reviewed full publications in his specific research area of cardiac physiology and metabolism. Dr. Starnes serves on UNCG’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Research Policies Committee. He is a member of the American Heart Association and is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and National Academy of Kinesiology. Each semester he teaches two large undergraduate courses, Lifetime Wellness and Clinical Human Physiology.

Courses taught

  • KIN220 Lifetime Wellness,
  • KIN292 Clinical Human Physiology

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly & Professional Keywords

Exercise Physiology; Cardiac Metabolism; Cardioprotection.

Selected Publications

Harris, M.B. and Starnes, J.W. Effects of body temperature during exercise training on myocardial adaptations. American Journal of Physiology . 280: H2271-H2280, 2001.

Mitchell, C.R., Harris, M.B., Cordaro, A., and Starnes, J.W. Effect of body temperature during exercise on skeletal muscle cyrochrome c oxidase content. Journal of Applied Physiology 93: 526-530, 2002.

Miller RA, Harrison DE, Astle CM, Baur JA, Boyd AR, de Cabo R, Fernandez E, Flurkey K, Javors MA, Nelson JF, Orihuela CJ, Pletcher S, Sharp ZD, Sinclair D, Starnes JW, Wilkinson JE, Nadon NL, Strong R. Rapamycin, But Not Resveratrol or Simvastatin, Extends Life Span of Genetically heterogeneous mice. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 66A:191-201, 2011.

Nelson MJ, Harris MB, Boluyt MO, Hwang HS, Starnes JW. Effect of N-2-mercaptopropionyl glycine (MPG) on exercise-induced cardiac adaptations. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 300: R993-R1000, 2011.

Taylor RP, and Starnes JW. Reactive Oxygen Species are not a Required Trigger for Exercise-Induced Late Preconditioning in the Rat Heart. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 303 (9): R968-R974, 2012.

Feger BJ, and Starnes JW. Exercise alters the regulation of myocardial Na+/H+ exchanger-1 (NHE1) activity. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 305: R1182-R1189, 2013.

Shen W, Baldwin J, Collins B, Hixson L, Lee K-T, Herberg T, Starnes J, Cooney P, Chuang C-C, Hopkins R, Reid T, Gupta S, and McIntosh M. Low level of trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid decreases adiposity and increases browning independent of inflammatory signaling in overweight Sv129 mice. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 26(6):616-625, 2015.