Health and Human Sciences


Health and Exercise Science



Areas of Expertise

Healthy aging

Karyn Hamilton

Hamilton, director of the Translational Research on Aging and Chronic Disease Laboratory, focuses on shared characteristics of slowed aging and interventions to increase human “healthspan” – the period where disease does not limit quality of life.

Hamilion’s research topics including stress resistance, endogenous antioxidants, mitochondrial biogenesis and translational regulation of proteins important for increased health span.

Hamilton is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Hamilton received her B.S. in nutrition from Montana State University in 1989. She then studied exercise physiology, earning her M.S. from Montana State University in 1996 and her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2000. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Florida.