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Dr George Pavis

Dr George Pavis

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Dr George Pavis joined the Nutritional Physiology Research Group in 2016 after obtaining an MSc from Loughborough University. His PhD looked at how muscles respond to eccentric exercise and resistance exercise training, and how nutritional interventions can be used to manipulate these outcomes. During this time George developed a keen interest in skeletal muscle metabolism and using stable isotopes to model protein turnover in humans, which has led to several high quality publications.

 

In 2020, George began post-doctoral training under Prof Benjamin Wall looking at how nutritional interventions can be used to improve a wide variety of outcomes, from elite performance to biomarkers of health and disease. Work published from this time has been reported on by news outlets worldwide, and gained international recognition from the European College of Sports Science with a Young Investigator Award prize.

 

George then joined Univesity of Limerick, where he investigated the effects of a novel type of seaweed protein on blood glucose concentrations in healthy people and those with Type 2 Diabetes. This new skillset led to George's return to Exeter, where he is currently working with Prof Francis Stephens and other world-leading Type 2 Diabetes experts to explore how ketone supplements influence glucose metabolism.

Qualifications

  • PhD Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter
  • MSc Sports Nutrition, Loughborough University
  • BSc Human Biosciences, University of Exeter

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Journal articles

Pavis GF, Iniesta RR, Roper H, Theobald HE, Derbyshire EJ, Finnigan TJA, Stephens FB, Wall BT (2024). A four-week dietary intervention with mycoprotein-containing food products reduces serum cholesterol concentrations in community-dwelling, overweight adults: a randomised controlled trial. Clinical Nutrition, 43(3), 649-659.
Pavis GF, Abdelrahman DR, Murton AJ, Wall BT, Stephens FB, Dirks ML (2024). Nasogastric bolus administration of a protein-rich drink augments insulinaemia and aminoacidaemia but not whole-body protein turnover or muscle protein synthesis versus oral administration. Clin Sci (Lond), 138(1), 43-60. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pavis GF, Abdelrahman DR, Murton AJ, Wall BT, Stephens FB, Dirks ML (2023). Short-term disuse does not affect postabsorptive or postprandial muscle protein fractional breakdown rates. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 14(5), 2064-2075. Abstract.
Pavis GF, Jameson TSO, Blackwell JR, Fulford J, Abdelrahman DR, Murton AJ, Alamdari N, Mikus CR, Wall BT, Stephens FB, et al (2022). Daily protein-polyphenol ingestion increases daily myofibrillar protein synthesis rates and promotes early muscle functional gains during resistance training. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 322(3), E231-E249. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pavis GF, Jameson TSO, Blackwell JR, Fulford J, Abdelrahman DR, Murton AJ, Alamdari N, Mikus CR, Wall BT, Stephens FB, et al (2022). Erratum: Corrigendum for Pavis et al.(American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism (2022) 322 (E231–E249) DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00328.2021). American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, 323(1). Abstract.
Monteyne AJ, Dunlop MV, Machin DJ, Coelho MOC, Pavis GF, Porter C, Murton AJ, Abdelrahman DR, Dirks ML, Stephens FB, et al (2021). A mycoprotein-based high-protein vegan diet supports equivalent daily myofibrillar protein synthesis rates compared with an isonitrogenous omnivorous diet in older adults: a randomised controlled trial. Br J Nutr, 126(5), 674-684. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pavis GF, Jameson TSO, Dirks ML, Lee BP, Abdelrahman DR, Murton AJ, Porter C, Alamdari N, Mikus CR, Wall BT, et al (2021). Improved recovery from skeletal muscle damage is largely unexplained by myofibrillar protein synthesis or inflammatory and regenerative gene expression pathways. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 320(2), E291-E305. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jameson TSO, Pavis GF, Dirks ML, Lee BP, Abdelrahman DR, Murton AJ, Porter C, Alamdari N, Mikus CR, Wall BT, et al (2021). Reducing NF-κB Signaling Nutritionally is Associated with Expedited Recovery of Skeletal Muscle Function After Damage. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 106(7), 2057-2076. Abstract.
Davenport AD, Jameson TSO, Kilroe SP, Monteyne AJ, Pavis GF, Wall BT, Dirks ML, Alamdari N, Mikus CR, Stephens FB, et al (2020). A Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study Investigating the Optimal Timing of a Caffeine-Containing Supplement for Exercise Performance. Sports Med Open, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.


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