• Postdoctoral Fellow, Metabolism, University of Minnesota, 2020
  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri, 2014
  • M.S., Exercise Physiology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2009
  • B.S., Kinesiology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2007

Research Interests

Dr. Heden is director of the Molecular Metabolism Lab. His lab utilizes a translational approach from genetically modified cells and mice to human samples to understand the underlying basis of various metabolic diseases such as cancer, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Moreover, his lab uses this information to identify and test novel molecular targets to treat these diseases.

Selected Publications

Heden TD, Chow LS, Hughey CC, Mashek DG. Regulation and role of glycophagy in skeletal muscle energy metabolism. Autophagy. 2022; 18(5): 1078-1089.