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Loren A. Bertocci, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry
Director of the Program in Exercise and Sports Science
(317) 955-6345
University Hall, 01

loren bertocci


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Advanced Radiological Sciences, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX
  • Ph.D. in Physiology, Washington State University, Pullman WA
  • A.B. in Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford CA


My first research project was as an undergraduate lab technician on the original study (Wood, Haskell, et al.) linking the ratio of HDL to LDL cholesterol to regular physical exercise and heart disease. Since then, have authored or co-authored 21 peer-reviewed research publications, 5 book chapters and review articles, and over 100 presentations made at National and International science meetings and symposia. During that time, was the recipient (as either principal investigator, co-investigator, or collaborative investigator) of more than $1,000,000 in research grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, American Heart Association (National and Texas Affiliate), the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Professional affiliations (past and present)

  • Board of Directors: Science Education Foundation of Indiana
  • Fellow: American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member: American Heart Association Research Peer Review Committee
  • American Physiological Society, International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Indiana Academy of Sciences

Current research interests

My current research interests all involve the signaling mechanisms involved in triggering the biogenesis of mitochondria.

Personal interests

I train for and compete in Olympic-style weightlifting. I have recently qualified to compete in the Masters World Weightlifting Championships.

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