Stuart Phillips obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Human Physiology in 1995, where he received the University’s Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award. He went on to work in Dr Robert Wolfe’s laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Returning to McMaster University in 1999 he accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology with a cross-appointment in Medicine. He was subsequently promoted to full Professor in 2009. He has received awards from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, being awarded their Graduate Student award in 1996 and their Young Investigator Award in 2003. His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human protein turnover, specifically in skeletal muscle. He is also interested in how exercise and protein impacts body composition. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Dr Phillips was a New Investigator award recipient from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and also a recipient of the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award. Dr Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, Amino Acids, PLoS One, The British Journal of Nutrition, and The Journal of Applied Physiology.