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Timothy Robert Koves

Associate Professor in Medicine
Medicine, Geriatrics
Duke Box 104775, Durham, NC 27704
300 North Duke Street, 50-202 / Carmichael Bldg, Durham, NC 27701


My research is focused on 1) understanding metabolic perturbations that occur in subpopulations of skeletal muscle mitochondria in response to a chronic high lipid environment, 2) identifying specific metabolites of lipid-induced mitochondrial stress that contribute to skeletal muscle insulin resistance and type II diabetes, and 3) understanding how mitochondrial adaptations in response to exercise confer protection against lipid-induced mitochondrial dysfunction.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in Medicine · 2021 - Present Medicine, Geriatrics, Medicine
Member of Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition & Metabolism Center · 2002 - Present Sarah Stedman Nutrition & Metabolism Center, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development · 2020 - Present Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

East Carolina University · 2006 M.B.A.
East Carolina University · 2002 Ph.D.