Michael B. Reid, Ph.D.

Dean & Professor
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

  • B.S., Biology; University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX (1974).
  • Ph.D., Physiology; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern), Dallas, TX (1980)
  • Research fellowship; UT Southwestern (1980-1981)
  • Research fellowship; Harvard University, Boston, MA (1981-1983)
  • Administrative fellowship; Academic Leadership Development Program, Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (2009-2010)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Contact:

FLG 200
P.O. Box 118200
Gainesville, FL 32611-8200
(352) 294-1614
michael.reid@ufl.edu

 

 

Biography:

Dr. Michael B. Reid is Professor of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology and Dean of the College of Health & Human Performance, a position he recently accepted after serving as chair of the Department of Physiology and vice dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Reid is an established investigator whose research addresses the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie muscle weakness and fatigue. His research team was the first to demonstrate that skeletal muscle produces reactive oxygen species, the first to identify nitric oxide as an endogenous modulator of muscle contraction, and the first to demonstrate that oxidative stress plays a causal role in human muscle fatigue. He has maintained an unbroken record of NIH funding for over a quarter century and has published over 120 scientific articles.

As an educator, Dr. Reid has taught numerous courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. He has been thesis advisor or primary mentor for 28 pre- and post-doctoral trainees, many of whom are now pursuing successful academic careers, and he directed separate NIH-funded training programs at two prior institutions. Among his professional activities, Dr. Reid has chaired two standing NIH study sections, was a founding investigator in NASA’s National Space Biomedical Research Institute, was associate editor of Physiological Reviews, and served on the board of directors of the American Thoracic Society. He currently is a consulting editor for Journal of Applied Physiology and sits on the editorial boards of Antioxidants and Redox Signaling and Skeletal Muscle.