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Jenna Bartley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Academic Office Location:
Center on Aging
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-5215
Phone: 860-679-8322
860-679-4794
Email: jbartley@uchc.edu

Dr. Bartley studies translational research into human aging with a focus on how immune responses and physical function decline as we get older. Her multidisciplinary research aims to uncover common pathways among the aging process and to develop potential interventions to prevent age-related declines in immune responses and help older adults maintain their independence into late life.  

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.University of ConnecticutKinesiology
M.A.University of ConnecticutExercise Science
Ph.D.University of ConnecticutExercise Science

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
PostdoctoralUConn HealthCenter on Aging and Department of Immunology, Research Advisor: Laura Haynes PhD

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Pre-K Scholars Award, University of ConnecticutCICATS
Semi-Annual Doctoral Dissertation FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut
New England ACSM Doctoral Presentation FinalistNew England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
American Kinesiology Association National Writing Award RecipientAmerican Kinesiology Association
Lisa Pappanikou Glidden ScholarshipNeag School of Education, University of Connecticut
New England ACSM Master’s Presentation WinnerNew England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
Outstanding Master’s Student ResearcherKinesiology Department, University of Connecticut

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • The Aging Immune System, Vaccine Efficacy, and the Lung
    Bartley JM, Haynes L. The Aging Lung: Mechanism and Clinical Sequela 2015 Jan;
  • Writing a Manuscript and Determining Authors,
    Maresh CM, Apicella JM, Munoz CX American College of Sports Medicine’s Research Methods, 2015 Jan;

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Mechanisms of influenza-induced disability with agingThe Annual Paul F. Glenn Conference on Aging Research presented by AFAR2018Santa Barbara, CA
Influenza-induced muscle degradation: A pathway to age-associated disability.International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress2017San Francisco, CA
Influenza-induced muscle degradation: mechanisms of flu-induced disability with aging.Northeastern Glenn Aging Symposium2016New Haven, CT
Aging augments the effects of pulmonary influenza infection on weight loss, mobility performance, inflammation and induction of muscle degradation genes.International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research2016Philadelphia, PA
Mechanisms and genomics of enhanced risk of post-influenza disability in aging.Genomics of Aging Symposium by UConnHealth/Jackson Lab for Genomic Medicine2016Farmington, CT
Influenza infection results in upregulation of inflammatory and atrophy genes in murine skeletal muscle.American Association of Immunologists2015
Influence of Habitual Carbohydrate Intake on Exercise-Induced Inflammation in Ultra-Endurance Athletes.Experimental Biology2015Boston, MA
Nutritional supplementation enhances upstream anabolic signals without impacting downstream effectors during a concurrent exercise bout.American College of Sports Medicine2014Orlando, FL
Nutritional supplementation enhances upstream anabolic signals without impacting downstream effectors during a concurrent exercise boutNew England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine2013Providence, RI
Betaine supplementation enhances circulating anabolic hormones and Akt muscle signaling in humans.American College of Sports Medicine2012San Francisco, CA
Betaine supplementation enhances circulating anabolic hormones and Akt muscle signaling in humans.New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine2011Providence, RI