Sunny Simbo is a Research Associate at the Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity in the Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University. He received his BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Dschang, Cameroon in Africa. After completing his Masters at Baylor University in Waco Texas, he began his doctoral work at the Exercise and Sports Nutrition Lab in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University in exercise Physiology in 2008. This was completed in 2013 (thesis title: Effects of exercise and diet-induced weight loss on overweight/obese women on characterization of serum/white blood cells microRNAs and cytokine gene transcription). During his time as a doctoral student, he also conducted research on cells: MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells and animal research on obese Zucker rats and mice.

His research interests include the effects of different forms of exercise training and nutritional interventions on the physiological adaptations associated to metabolic mechanisms and pathways responsible for improvements in lean mass and strength in young and older adults. Additional research interests focuses on the health and wellness in healthy humans, and patients with various acute and chronic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, COPD and different types of cancer in older population.

In 2013, Dr. Simbo began a postdoctoral fellowship at Texas A&M University in the Exercise and Sports Nutrition Lab, focusing on understanding different types of diet and nutritional intervention and supplementation on different forms of resistance and endurance exercise on weight loss in obese human populations and also determining nutrition and exercise on metabolism, inflammation and microRNAs gene expression in overweight and obese adults. In November 2014, Dr. Simbo was appointed as a Research Associate at Texas A&M University. Please click here for Dr. Simbo’s publications.