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Sang-Rok Lee, PhD

Sang-Rok Lee, PhD
Associate Professor, Kinesiology

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(575) 646-2266
Department of Kinesiology and Dance

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Dr. Sang-Rok Lee is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Department of Kinesiology at New Mexico State University. Dr. Lee obtained his bachelor’s degree in Sport and Leisure Studies from the Daejeon University; a master’s degree in Physical Education at Kookmin University and in Exercise Physiology at Southern Illinois University; and a doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology at the Florida State University.

Research Interests

Dr. Lee’s primary research interests include: 1) the role of oxidative stress and inflammation in skeletal muscle during aging, 2) the cellular and molecular adaptations to exercise and dietary interventions in skeletal muscle, and 3) the effects of exercise and nutritional supplements on body composition and physical function. Specifically, his line of research focuses on design and implementation of exercise and/or dietary interventions in order to optimize physiological and physical adaptation in various populations. The long-term goal of his research is to bridge the gap between basic and applied sciences through both human and animal research, thus providing a stepping stone for future human health-related investigations.