SPEX Program Welcomes Molly Welsh

Written by Laura Paskin
July 24, 2015

Molly C. Welsh, PhD, joins the faculty in the Center for the Study of Sport and Exercise Science (SPEX) effective September 1, 2015. Welsh's research is in the area of skeletal muscle and connective tissue remodeling in response to exercise paradigms. Her research has been published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, European Journal of Applied Physiology, and the American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology.

"The Sport and Exercise Science program combines basic and applied science courses to explore how the human body functions during physical activity and exercise," said Professor Eric Dugan, SPEX director. "We are very excited to welcome Dr. Welsh to the SPEX program. Her expertise and experience will expand our program's ability to address research questions regarding the human body's adaptations at the cellular level to acute and chronic bouts of physical activity and exercise."

Welsh received her PhD in Integrative Physiology with an emphasis on skeletal muscle physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Passionate about undergraduate science education, at CU-Boulder she (and colleagues) received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM education.

This year Welsh will teach Sport and Exercise Physiology, Health and Wellness, and Nutrition for Sport and Exercise, and a Research Seminar in Exercise Science.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and 7 master's degrees.