Hans Dreyer, Department of Human Physiology

Hans Dreyer

Associate Professor
Practice Areas: Muscle Physiology, Metabolism, Physical Rehabilitation

Faculty bio | Muscle Physiology Lab | (541) 346-5775

Hans Dreyer is an academic expert in metabolism, muscle physiology and physical rehabilitation. His current research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, looks at the effects of total knee replacements on muscle physiology and metabolism. The goal of the project is to develop strategies to preserve and help rebuild muscle throughout the surgical process. His past research found that the use of essential amino acids reduces muscle losses and promotes a speedier recovery in patients requiring total knee replacement surgery.

Recent Media:
Sarcopenia: What a waste (proto.life: The Neobiological Frontier, December 2022)
Speeding knee surgery recovery (Cascade Magazine, Spring 2015)
Oregon researchers say supplement cuts muscle loss in knee replacements (Around the O, Oct. 25, 2013)