Greg Cartee

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Dr. Greg Cartee is professor of Movement Science, associate dean for research, and the director of the Muscle Biology Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology.

Dr. Cartee has been awarded more than $10 million in grant funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and the Diabetes Education and Research Foundation. He's authored or co-authored more than 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Applied Physiology, and Diabetes. And he's been ad-hoc reviewer and editorial board member for multiple journals, such as the Journal of Applied Physiology and the American Journal of Physiology.

His affiliations include:

  • National Academy of Kinesiology (Fellow, 2005)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow, 1998)
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Physiological Society

A sought-after expert, he's been invited to speak about his research at more than 70 conferences around the world.

Dr. Cartee teaches the graduate course Kinesiology 545: Metabolic Responses to Exercise. Prior to coming to U-M, Dr. Cartee was professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Areas of interest

Exercise, diet, and age effects on insulin signaling and glucose metabolism in skeletal muscle.


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Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
KINESLGY 545 Metabolic Responses to Exercise 3 Fall, Winter, As Arranged Cartee
Course Name RO: Metab Respon to Exer
Course Level: Graduate
This course focuses on the influence of acute and chronic exercise on energy metabolism. Topics include mechanisms regulating carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism; adaptations with exercise training; insulin signaling & action; the relationship between metabolism and fatigue. The format emphasizes class discussion. Students will present on a relevant topic chosen in consultation with the instructor.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; MOVESCI 340 or equivalent.
Component: LEC