Aladin M. Boriek


Dr. Aladin M. Boriek is a tenured Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine, as well as Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University. He received a master degree from University of Michigan in 1984 and a PhD degree from Rice University in 1990. In 1994, he completed his postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine in the area of respiratory mechanics under the mentorship of Dr. Rodarte. He has been a regular member of the Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research Study Section. He has active NIH and NSF grant funding. He has served on other NIH study sections including The Respiratory and Applied Physiology, The Skeletal Muscle Biology and Exercise Physiology, and The Bioengineering and Physiology. He also served as an external reviewer for the Surgery Review Board of the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Lung Association/Canadian Thoracic Society, the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. He has also served on numerous review panels for the National Science Foundation. He served as a member of the editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology and is currently a member of the editorial board of multiple journals including the American Journal of Physiology. He has published nearly eighty papers in peer reviewed journals in the areas of respiratory muscle mechanics, mechanical signal transduction, muscular dystrophy, aging, obesity and chronic obstructive disease.

Research Interests:

Chest wall mechanics, Mechano-transduction, Muscle weakness, COPD, aging and obesity.

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