Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Physiology

Research Groups

Integrative Physiology and Performance Nutrition research group


Phone: +353 1 700 8803

Principal Research Interests

My interests span the areas of exercise physiology, performance nutrition, and molecular mechanisms of adaptation to nutrition and exercise training in the context of athletic performance, metabolic disease, and healthy ageing.

Using a translational approach, my group employs in vitro methods in skeletal muscle cells, and performs human clinical trials of dietary strategies and nutrition supplements, with or without exercise, for effects on health and performance outcomes.

Current projects involve protein hydrolysates in exercise recovery and glycemic management, leucine and n-3 PUFAs in elderly, and exogenous ketones and athletic performance.

You can listen to me on my STEMTalk podcast here

Selected Publications

  1. Timmons JF, Minnock D, Hone M, Cogan KE, Murphy JC, Egan B (2018). Comparison of time-matched aerobic, resistance or concurrent exercise training in older adults. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports DOI: 10.1111/sms.13254.
  2. Evans M, Egan B (2018). Intermittent Running and Cognitive Performance after Ketone Ester Ingestion. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001700.
  3. Cogan KE, Evans M, Iuliano E, Melvin A, Susta D, Neff K, De Vito G, Egan B (2018). Co-ingestion of protein or a protein hydrolysate with carbohydrate enhances anabolic signaling, but not glycogen resynthesis, following recovery from prolonged aerobic exercise in trained cyclists. European Journal of Applied Physiology 118(2):349-359.
  4. Egan B, Zierath JR (2013). Exercise metabolism and the molecular regulation of skeletal muscle adaptation. Cell Metabolism 17(2): 162-84.
  5. Egan B, Carson BP, Garcia-Roves PM, Chibalin AV, Sarsfield FM, Barron N, McCaffrey N, Moyna NM, Zierath JR, O'Gorman DJ (2010). Exercise intensity-dependent regulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor coactivator-1 mRNA abundance is associated with differential activation of upstream signalling kinases in human skeletal muscle. Journal of Physiology 588(Pt 10):1779-90.



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