- PhD, University of Florida, 2017
- MA, East Tennessee State University, 2010
- BS, East Tennessee State University, 2008
Harper, SA; Roberts, LM; Layne, AS; Jaeger, BC; Gardner, AK; Sibille, KT; WU, SS; Vincent, KR; Fillingim, RB; Manini, TM; Buford, TW. Blood-Flow Restriction Resistance Exercise for Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Clinical Medicine (2019). Impact factor: 4.567
Book chapter: Layne, AS; Roberts, LM; Buford, TW. Models of Accelerated Sarcopenia. In: Sarcopenia: Molecular, Cellular, and Nutritional Aspects (2020)
Layne, AS; Kriehbel, LM; Leeuwenburgh, C; Sandesara, B; Wu, SS; Anton, SD; Pahor, M; Buford, TW. Resveratrol and exercise to treat functional limitations in late life: design of a randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2017. Impact factor: 2.095
Krehbiel, LM; Layne, AS; Sandesara, B; Manini, TM; Anton, SD; Buford, TW. Wearable technology to reduce sedentary behavior and CVD risk in older adults: design of a randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2017. Impact factor: 2.095
Layne, AS; Larkin-Kaiser, K; MacNeil, RG; Dirain, M; Sandesara, B; Manini, TM; Buford,TW. Effects of blood flow restriction on biomarkers of myogenesis among healthy young adults. Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. Jan. 2017. Impact factor: 2.789
Mankowski, RT; Anton, SD; Axtell, R; Chen, SH; Fielding, R; Glynn, NW; Hsu, FC; King, AC; Layne, AS; Leeuwenburgh, C; Manini, TM; Marsh, AP; Pahor, M; Tudor-Locke, C; Conroy, CE; Buford, TW; for the LIFE Study investigators. Device-measured physical activity as a predictor of disability among mobility-limited older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Aug. 2017. Impact factor: 4.388
Anton, Sd; Hida, A; Mankowski, R; Layne, AS; Mainous, AG; Buford, TW. Nutrition and exercise in sarcopenia. Current Protein and Peptide Science, Dec 2016. Impact factor: 2.441
Layne, AS; Hsu, FC; Blair, SN; Chen, SH; Dungan, J; Fielding, RA; Glynn, NW; Hajduk, AM; King, AC; Manini, TM; Marsh, AP; Pahor, M; Pellegrini, CA; Buford, TW; for the LIFE study investigators. Predictors of change in physical function among older adults in response to long-term exercise: The LIFE Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Aug. 2016. Impact factor: 3.045
South, MA; Layne, AS; Stuart, CA; Triplett, NT; Ramsey, MW; Sands, WA; Mizuguchi, S; Hornsby, WG; Kavanaugh, AA; Stone, MW. Effects of short-term free-weight and semi-block periodization resistance training on metabolic syndrome. Journal of Sport Conditioning Research, Oct. 2016. Impact factor: 1.978
Thomas, MM; Wang, DC; D'Souza, DM; Krause, MP; Layne, AS; Criswell, DS; O'Neill, HM; Connor, MK; Anderson, JE; Kemp, BE; Steinberg, GR; Hawke, TJ. Muscle-specific AMPK β1β2-null mice display a myopathy due to loss of capillary density in nonpostural muscles. FASEB J. Feb 2014. Impact Factor: 5.704
Stuart, CA; McCurry, MP; Marino, A; South, MA; Howell, MEA; Layne, AS; Ramsey, MW; and Stone, MH. Slow-Twitch Fiber Proportion in Skeletal Muscle Correlates With Insulin Responsiveness. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, May 2013. Impact Factor: 6.310
Layne, AS; Nasrallah, S; South, MA; Howell, MEA; McCurry, MP; Ramsey, MW; Stone, MH; and Stuart, CA; Impaired Muscle AMPK Activation in the Metabolic Syndrome May Attenuate Improved Insulin Action after Exercise Training. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, June 2011. Impact Factor: 5.967
2018 American College of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Elizabeth and Sidney Licht Award-Given to best scientific paper of the year, “Predictors of Change in Physical Function in Older Adults in Response to Long-Term Structured Physical Activity-The LIFE Study.
Alumni Fellowship Award- University of Florida Graduate School, 2012-2016.
Outstanding Thesis Award– Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University, 2010.
About Andrew Layne
I developed a keen interest in weight training as a teenager. I held multiple personal training certifications as a high schooler, and worked evenings as a personal trainer after school. I carried this passion through my undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sport Physiology and Performance at East Tennessee State University under the tutelage of Dr. Michael H. Stone. After my time at ETSU, I earned my PhD in Exercise Physiology through the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research at the University of Florida.
Throughout my time as a student, I held many positions in the fitness and performance industries—everything from strength coach, sport scientist, personal trainer, and researcher—I even spent time in corporate wellness! I also cultivated a loyal following among many athletes at UF, where I founded and served as head coach of the weightlifting club team. Drawing from these experiences and with encouragement from my athletes, I decided to open a sport performance training center in Gainesville, Florida. I successfully grew my center, Layne Performance, from 2018-2023, when I decided to change course and join WVU.
I have a range of interests, from entrepreneurship and business leadership to skeletal muscle physiology. I have published on a variety of subjects, including resistance training strategies for health conditions like diabetes, sarcopenia, and osteoarthritis; and training and monitoring strategies for maximizing sport performance. My overarching area of interest is the development and refinement of resistance training interventions for specific performance outcomes.
In my free time, I serve as co-head coach for WVU’s club weightlifting team. I also lift (almost) daily, and I’m looking forward to taking advantage of all the outdoor activities West Virginia has to offer.
* Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist, National Strength Conditioning Association
* USA Weightlifting Level 2 Sport Performance Coach