Dr. Gianni Parise is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Associate Dean (Research & External Relations) in Faculty of Science at McMaster University. After receiving his PhD in 2003 from McMaster, he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Medicine at the Ottawa Health Research Institute. In 2005, he returned to McMaster as an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Medical Physics & Applied Radiation Sciences.
As a member of the Exercise Metabolism group, Dr. Parise studies muscle and bone marrow stem cells in the context of aging and exercise. His work has been funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Province of Ontario and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Dr. Parise has also received funding from the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative to dentify the optimal exercise and nutrition prescription to maximize muscle growth and muscle health in older adults. Since coming to McMaster, Dr. Parise has published over 90 original manuscripts, reviews and book chapters.
Dr. Parise is an Associate Editor for Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, acts as a referee for several high impact international journals and served as a member of the Biological and Clinical Aspects of Aging Committee at CIHR. Recognized for his research work, he received an Early Researcher Award (ERA) from the Province of Ontario (2011) and a Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (2011). Also recognized for his teaching, Dr. Parise has been nominated for an MSU teaching award multiple times and won the award in 2006.