Dr. Tyler Churchward-Venne

Assistant Professor
Academic title(s): 

FRQS Chercheurs-boursiers (Research Scholar) Junior 1 | Director, McGill Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition Research Laboratory

Dr. Tyler Churchward-Venne
Contact Information
Email address: 
tyler.churchward-venne [at] mcgill.ca
514-398-4400 Ext 00839
Alternate phone: 

Currie Gymnasium
475 Avenue des Pins Ouest
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4

Kinesiology & Physical Education
Professional activities: 

Associate Member, Research Institute – McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC);
Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program

Biomechanics, Neuroscience & Physiology
Sports and Exercise Sciences
Areas of expertise: 
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Protein Metabolism
  • Aging
  • Inactivity and Muscle Disuse
  • Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy
  • Sports Nutrition

B.A. Hons (York University)
M.Sc. (The University of Western Ontario)
Ph.D. (McMaster University)
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Maastricht University)

Prizes and Awards: 
FRQS Chercheurs-boursiers / Chercheuses-boursières (Research Scholar)
William Dawson Scholar
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

FRQS Chercheurs-boursiers (Research Scholar) Junior 1

William Dawson Scholar

Selected publications: 

Dai J, Lov J, Martin-Arrowsmith PW, Gritsas A, Churchward-Venne TA. The acute effects of insect vs. beef-derived protein on postprandial plasma aminoacidemia, appetite hormones, appetite sensations, and energy intake in healthy young men. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2022 May 10. doi: 10.1038/s41430-022-01157-8. Online ahead of print.
Hartono FA, Martin-Arrowsmith PW, Peeters WM, Churchward-Venne TA. The Effects of Dietary Protein Supplementation on Acute Changes in Muscle Protein Synthesis and Longer-Term Changes in Muscle Mass, Strength, and Aerobic Capacity in Response to Concurrent Resistance and Endurance Exercise in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review. Sports Med. 2022 Jun;52(6):1295-1328.
Hermans WJH, Senden JM, Churchward-Venne TA, Paulussen KJM, Fuchs CJ, Smeets JSJ, van Loon JJA, Verdijk LB, van Loon LJC. Insects are a viable protein source for human consumption: from insect protein digestion to postprandial muscle protein synthesis in vivo in humans: a double-blind randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Sep 1;114(3):934-944.
Martin-Arrowsmith PW, Lov J, Dai J, Morais JA, Churchward-Venne TA. Ketone Monoester Supplementation Does Not Expedite the Recovery of Indices of Muscle Damage After Eccentric Exercise. Front Nutr. 2020 Dec 8;7:607299.
Churchward-Venne TA, Pinckaers PJM, Smeets JSJ, Betz MW, Senden JM, Goessens JPB, Gijsen AP, Rollo I, Verdijk LB, van Loon LJC. Dose-response effects of dietary protein on muscle protein synthesis during recovery from endurance exercise in young men: a double-blind randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Aug 1;112(2):303-317.
Gorissen SHM, Trommelen J, Kouw IWK, Holwerda AM, Pennings B, Groen BBL, Wall BT, Churchward-Venne TA, Horstman AMH, Koopman R, Burd NA, Fuchs CJ, Dirks ML, Res PT, Senden JMG, Steijns JMJM, de Groot LCPGM, Verdijk LB, van Loon LJC. Protein Type, Protein Dose, and Age Modulate Dietary Protein Digestion and Phenylalanine Absorption Kinetics and Plasma Phenylalanine Availability in Humans. J Nutr. 2020 Aug 1;150(8):2041-2050.
Fuchs CJ, Kouw IWK, Churchward-Venne TA, Smeets JSJ, Senden JM, Lichtenbelt WDVM, Verdijk LB, van Loon LJC. Postexercise cooling impairs muscle protein synthesis rates in recreational athletes. J Physiol. 2020 Feb;598(4):755-772. doi: 10.1113/JP278996.
Petrick HL, Pignanelli C, Barbeau PA, Churchward-Venne TA, Dennis KMJH, van Loon LJC, Burr JF, Goossens GH, Holloway GP. Blood flow restricted resistance exercise and reductions in oxygen tension attenuate mitochondrial H2O2 emission rates in human skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 2019 Aug;597(15):3985-3997
Smiles WJ, Churchward-Venne TA, van Loon LJC, Hawley JA, Camera DM. A single bout of strenuous exercise overcomes lipid-induced anabolic resistance to protein ingestion in overweight, middle-aged men. FASEB J. 2019 Jun;33(6):7009-7017.
Churchward-Venne TA, Pinckaers PJM, Smeets JSJ, Peeters WM, Zorenc AH, Schierbeek H, Rollo I, Verdijk LB, van Loon LJC. Myofibrillar and Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis Rates Do Not Differ in Young Men Following the Ingestion of Carbohydrate with Whey, Soy, or Leucine-Enriched Soy Protein after Concurrent Resistance- and Endurance-Type Exercise. J Nutr. 2019 Feb 1;149(2):210-220.

  • M.Sc. Exercise Physiology
  • Ph.D. Kinesiology
Graduate supervision: 

Accepting Masters and Ph.D. students for 2023-24

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