Dr Christos Stathis is a Senior Lecturer in biomedical sciences for the College of Sport, Health & Engineering.

Christos' research areas include exercise and muscle physiology and biochemistry, with specific projects investigating methods of altering metabolism muscle metabolism with modified exercise and dietary manipulation techniques, in an effort to understand and devise future intervention strategies to maintain stable healthy weight ranges in individuals.

He has specific expertise in exercise and clinical trials and is currently running projects looking at altered nutrition and supplement effects on exercise and muscle performance and altered physiological states mitochondrial function in health and disease.


Refereed Journal Articles

Cooke, MB, Rybalka, E, Stathis, CG, Cribb, PJ & Hayes, A (2010) 'Whey protein isolate attenuates strength decline after eccentrically-induced muscle damage in healthy individuals', J Int Soc Sports Nutr, vol. 7, p. 30.

Merry, TL, Wadley, GD, Stathis, CG, Garnham, AP, Rattigan, S, Hargreaves, M & McConell, GK (2010) 'N-Acetylcysteine infusion does not affect glucose disposal during prolonged moderate-intensity exercise in humans', J Physiol, vol. 588, no. Pt 9, pp. 1623-34.

Wadley, GD, Wlodek, ME, Ng, G, Goodman, C, Stathis, C & McConell, GK (2010) 'Growth restriction before and after birth increases kinase signaling pathways in the adult rat heart', Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 376-85.

Goodman, CA, Horvath, D, Stathis, C, Mori, T, Croft, K, Murphy, RM & Hayes, A (2009) 'Taurine supplementation increases skeletal muscle force production and protects muscle function during and after high-frequency in vitro stimulation', J Appl Physiol, vol. 107, no. 1, pp. 144-54.

Cribb, PJ, Williams, AD, Stathis, CG, Carey, MF & Hayes, A (2007) 'Effects of whey isolate, creatine, and resistance training on muscle hypertrophy', Med Sci Sports Exerc, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 298-307.

Stathis, CG, Carey, MF, Hayes, A, Garnham, AP & Snow, RJ (2006) 'Sprint training reduces urinary purine loss following intense exercise in humans', Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 702-8.

Research Grants

  • 2012: Nutraveris: $106,000
  • 2012: Internal funding grants from Victoria University: $14,970

Areas of expertise

  • Physiological and biochemical responses following intermittent exercise
  • The effect of beta alanine supplementation and bi carbonate on maximal intermittent sprinting
  • The influence of fasting on metabolic and protein signalling with intermittent exercise
  • Understanding energy metabolism with high intensity exercise

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 4293