Adam Kuchnia, RD, MS, PhD

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Adam Kuchnia

Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin

Adam Kuchnia is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and holds a joint appointment within the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public health. He has expertise in various imaging modalities for the assessment of muscle and in protein/muscle metabolism. Currently, his research focuses on human nutrition, in vivo lean tissue/muscle imaging, and ex vivo measures of mitochondria function to assess muscle quality. Adam is particularly interested in novel applications to refine protein recommendations with the goal of preserving muscle mass and muscle quality, while preventing the negative consequences of aging and disease. His research also aims to develop novel, noninvasive methods to accurately detect muscle wasting and monitor changes in skeletal muscle while optimizing therapeutic intervention throughout medical treatment and surgery, including chemotherapy and transplantation. Adam has a well-rounded background in body composition techniques, with specific training using numerous imaging modalities to characterize lean tissue/muscle mass and quality using various ultrasound techniques, bioimpedance spectroscopy, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance techniques in healthy and clinical populations, including heart transplantation.


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