Tianou Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Tianou Zhang, Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Sports and exercise nutrition
  • Exploring antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of phytochemicals supplementation in sports-related inflammation and inflammatory conditions under chronic diseases
  • Investigating the role of nutrition and physical activity in aged and underrepresented populations to improve muscle health and physical functions for healthy aging


  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, 2018
  • Master of Science, Sports Medicine, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2012
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2009

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