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Jamie I. Baum

Jamie I. Baum

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Director Experiment Station

(FDSC)-Food Science

Phone: 479-575-4474

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Dr. Baum’s research addresses basic and applied research challenges related to dietary protein intake (e.g. protein source, quality, and quantity) and its impact on body composition, energy metabolism and metabolic health using a molecule-to-man approach.

Research Goals:

  1. Determine the role of dietary protein in skeletal muscle energy metabolism.
  2. Define the role of dietary protein in metabolic health throughout the lifecycle.
  3. Disseminate research findings through cooperative extension.

NUTR 1213: Fundamentals of Nutrition

NUTR 1213H: Honors Fundamentals of Nutrition

FDSC 2701: Food for Health

FDSC 600V: Regulation of Metabolism in Human Health and Disease

Postdoctoral Research- Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey (Cellular and Molecular Physiology)

Ph.D.- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Nutritional Science)

B.S.- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Dietetics)

Baum JI and Wolfe RR (2015) The link between dietary protein intake, skeletal muscle function and health in older adults. Healthcare (Review) 3(3): 529-543.  doi:10.3390/healthcare3030529

Glenn JM, Gray M, Stewart R, Moyen NE, Kavouras SA, DiBrezzo R, Turner R, Baum J. Incremental effects of 28 days of beta-alanine supplementation on high-intensity cycling performance and blood lactate in masters female cyclists. Amino Acids. 2015 Dec;47(12):2593-600. doi: 10.1007/s00726-015-2050-x.

Bottje W, Kong B-W, Song J, Lee J, Hargis B, Washington T, Baum JI, Wing T, Hardiman J. (2014) Gene expression in breast muscle associated with feed efficiency in a single male broiler line using a chicken 44k microarray: III. Potential role of mTORC1 and protein ubiquitination pathways in the phenotypic expression of feed efficiency. Journal of Biochemistry and Physiology. 3:125. DOI: 10.4172/2168-9652.1000125 

Washington TA, Smith D, Davis G, Baum JI, Bottje WG. (2013) Monocarboxylate expression at the onset of skeletal muscle regeneration. Physiological Reports. 1(4) DOI: 10.1002/phy2.75 

Shah U, Baum JI, Proctor A. (2013) A new outlook on trans,trans conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), an overlooked CLA isomer. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society. 91:521-524.

Dennis M, Baum JI, Kimball SR, Jefferson LS. (2011) Insulin and amino acid induced activation of mTORC1 and assembly of its components.  J Biol Chem. 286:8287-96.

Baum JI, Kimball SR, Jefferson LS. (2009) Glucagon acts in a dominant manner to repress insulin- induced mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 signaling in perfused rat liver. Am J. Physiol. Endoc. Metab. 297: E410-415.

Baum JI, Yudahl B, Rahn KA, Freund GG, Nakamura M, Layman DK. (2006) Diets with reduced carbohydrates and increased protein stabilize glycemic control and minimize adipose tissue glucose disposal.  J. Nutr. 136: 1855-1861.

Baum JI, O’Connor JC, Seyler  JE, Anthony TG, Freund GG, Layman DK. (2005) Leucine reduces the duration of insulin-induced PI3-kinase activity in rat skeletal muscle.  Am J. Physiol. Endoc. Metab. 288: E86-E91.

Layman DK, Evans E, Baum JI, Seyler JE, Erickson DJ, Boileau RA.  (2005) Dietary protein and exercise have additive effects on body composition changes during weight loss in adult women. J. Nutr.  135: 1903-1910.

Layman DK, Shiue H, Sather C, Erickson DJ, Baum J. (2003) Increased dietary protein modifies glucose and insulin homeostasis in adult women during weight loss. J. Nutr. 133:405-410.

Layman DK and Baum JI. (2003) Impact of dietary protein on glycemic control during weight loss.  J. Nutr. 134: 968S-973S.

Painter JE, Watgen AB, Baum JI (2003) Predicted versus actual nutrient consumption in the diet of university students.  Foodservice Research International. 14:115-124.

2011- present
Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Department of Food Science, Division of Agriculture; Adjunct Faculty, School of Human and Environmental Sciences; Member of Cell and Molecular Biology Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2009-2011
Nutrition Scientist, Danone Baby Nutrition – Centre for Specialised Nutrition, The Netherlands
Science Communications Manager, Danone Baby Nutrition – Centre for Specialised Nutrition, The Netherlands

2008-2009
Project Leader, Unilever Food & Health Research Institute, The Netherlands

2007-2009
Research Scientist in the area of Energy, Weight Control and Performance, Unilever Food & Health Research Institute, The Netherlands

2004-2006
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

2015
American Federation for Aging Research Travel Award
National Institute on Aging Butler-Williams Scholars Program
Outstanding Mentor Award, University of Arkansas

2014
University of Arkansas Outstanding Mentor Award

2013
Junior Faculty Scholarship Awardee, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers
Northwest Arkansas Food Bank Outstanding Volunteer Award for work with Cooking Matters and Shopping Matters

2005
Dannon Institute's Nutrition Leadership Institute

2004
American Diabetes Association Postdoctoral Mentor-Based Fellow
American Society for Nutritional Sciences Proctor & Gamble Graduate Research Awards Abstract Competition Winner

2003
American Society for Nutritional Sciences Cargill Predoctoral Fellowship
American Society for Nutritional Sciences Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism Research Interest Section Graduate Student Abstract Award