Bruce Gladden

Humana-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor

photo of Bruce Gladden

Office: 280 Kinesiology Building

Units: School of Kinesiology

Campus Mail: 301 Wire Road


Phone: (334) 844-1466

Vita: view vita

Academic Areas

Exercise Science



Post Doctoral Fellow in Physiology, 1978, University of Florida

Ph.D. in Zoology, 1976, University of Tennessee

B.S. in Zoology, 1972, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Professional Experience

1989 - Present

Professor, Auburn University

1987 - 1989

Director, Exercise Physiology Laboratory, University of Louisville

1984 - 1989

Associate Professor, University of Louisville

1978 - 1984

Assistant Professor, University of Louisville

1976 - 1978

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida, Gainesville

Teaching Interests

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biochemistry of Exercise

Research Interests

Two major tracks of research interest within the overall area of bioenergetics and regulation of metabolism during exercise:
  1. Role of lactate in metabolism
  2. How the energy systems make the transition from resting to exercise conditions

Key Words: Lactate Metabolism, O2 Uptake On-Kinetics/Mitochondrial Metabolism, Exercise Metabolism, Biochemistry of Exercise, Control of Blood Flow during Exercise, Exercise Fatigue


  Muscle Physiology Lab - Dr. Bruce Gladden