Greg Cartee

Greg Cartee 2018


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

Dr. Cartee has been awarded more than $10 million in extramural grant funding as principal investigator, mostly from the National Institutes of Health. He has authored or co-authored more than 125 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Applied Physiology, Cell Metabolism, and Diabetes. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Physiology, Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews, and the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences. He was honored with the American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award in 2012. He served as a member of an NIH Study Section for 8 years, and he has also reviewed grants for the American Diabetes Association, American College of Sports Medicine, Diabetes UK, Welcome Trust UK, Israel Science Foundation, German Research Foundation, and Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation.

Dr. Cartee's 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, Dr. Cartee has been invited to speak about his research at more than 75 conferences and institutions around the world. He was invited to present the Raven Lecture by the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Piro P. Foa Endowed Lecture in Physiology at Wayne State University, the Gary R. Hunter Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the Montoye-Nagle Lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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 PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Texas at Austin, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, MO.

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