Bradley Gordon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Get to know Dr. Gordon


My research is focused on understanding how stimuli such as nutrients, hormones, and physical activity regulate changes in skeletal muscle mass and muscle function in diseased and non-diseased conditions.  I utilize both in vivo and in vitro model systems including synergistic ablation, acute and long-term aerobic exercise training, high frequency muscle contractions, and castration to test my hypotheses.


  • B.A. Government/Athletic Coaching (Millersville University of PA)
  • M.S. Exercise Science (East Stroudsburg University of PA)
  • Ph.D. Applied Physiology (University of South Carolina)
  • Postdoctoral Training, Cell and Molecular Physiology (Penn State College of Medicine)

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

The role of androgens in the regulation of muscle oxidative capacity following aerobic exercise training. Rossetti ML, Gordon BS.  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017 Jun 1:1-7.

Androgen-mediated regulation of skeletal muscle protein balance. Rossetti ML, Steiner JL, Gordon BS. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2017 May 15; 447:35-44.

Castration alters protein balance after high-frequency muscle contraction. Steiner JL, Fukuda DH, Rossetti ML, Hoffman JR, Gordon BS. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017 Feb 1;122(2):264-272.

Loss of REDD1 augments the rate of the overload-induced increase in muscle mass. Gordon BS, Liu C, Steiner JL, Nader GA, Jefferson LS, Kimball SR. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2016 Sep 1;311(3):R545-57.

Leucine induced dephosphorylation of Sestrin2 promotes mTORC1 activation. Kimball SR, Gordon BS, Moyer JE, Dennis MD, Jefferson LS. Cell Signal. 2016 Aug;28(8):896-906.


  • 2014:  Outstanding postdoctoral presentation award (Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease Conference, Gainesville, FL)
  • 2013:  Outstanding postdoctoral research presentation award (Data and Dine Postdoctoral Event, Hershey, PA)
  • 2012:  Outstanding doctoral presentation award (Southeast ACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC)