Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Zoology 1966, B.A. University of Pennsylvania Biology 1962
Employment History: University of Michigan: Postdoctoral scholar (Neuroscience Laboratory) 1971-1977; Assistant Professor (Physical Education) 1977-1981; Associate Professor (Kinesiology) 1981-1988; Professor (Kinesiology) 1988-present; Associate Director of Research (Movement Science) 1994-1996;
University of Zagreb, Croatia (Faculty of Kinesiology) Visiting Professor 2002-present; Meritorious Professor 2009.
Scholarship:Two monographs: Exercise Endocrinology, Human Kinetics 2003, Advanced Exercise Endocrinology, Human Kinetics 2013; one edited book; 79 refereed articles; 8 chapters.
History of Research Support: Federal funding: 3 NSF grants, 2 NIH grants; 2 private foundation grants.
Research summary: Exercise endocrinology and energy regulation. Exercise affects metabolism and body structure in part through endocrine mechanisms. Acute effects of exercise are conditional on exercise parameters, prandial state, and macronutrient influences. The effects are also dependent on age. Intermediate effects reflect energy perturbations and involvement of metabolic and gastrointestinal hormones. Longer term effects affect nutrient stores, body mass, osteogenesis, and in an animal model skeletal growth. Studies in Exercise Endocrinology Laboratory have included analysis of the hormonal and bioenergetic involvement in acceleration of growth by exercise in mature hamsters. Clinical studies mostly with postmenopausal women have focused on the acute effects of timing of exercise and meals on hormonal, metabolic and psychophysical responses to exercise, relative importance of mechanical loading, hormones, and nutrients on the osteogenic response in healthy and type 2 diabetic women, and the effects of habitual endurance exercise on the hormones and regulation of body mass.
BORER KT, “Advanced exercise endocrinology”, Human Kinetics, 2013 (in press). Borer KT.” Nonhomeostatic control of human appetite and physical activity in regulation of energy balance”. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 2010, 38: 144-121.
BORER KT. Counterregulation of insulin by leptin as key component of autonomic regulation of body weight. World Journal of Diabetes, 2014, 5(5): 606-629
SORIĆ M, STARC G , BORER KT, JURAK G, KOVAČ M, STREL J, MIŠIGOJ-DURAKOVIĆ M. Associations of objectively assessed sleep and physical activity in 11-year-old children. Annals of Human Biology, 2015;42:31-37.
JURAK G, SORIĆ M, STARC G, KOVAČ M, MIŠIGOJ-DURAKOVIĆ M, BORER KT, STREL J. School day and weekend patterns of physical activity in urban 11-year olds: a cross cultural comparison. American Journal of Human Biology, 2015, 27:192-200.
BORER KT. Why do exercise and dietary restriction during pregnancy affect glucose tolerance of the offspring in opposite ways? Diabetes, 2015, 64: 335-337.
BORER KT. Interpreting physiology to prevent pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes. J of Molecular Pathophysiology 2015, 4:69-76.