Arthur Cheng

Assistant Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

351 Farquharson Life Sciences - FARQ
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 30030

Email address(es):

Web site(s):

Arthur Cheng on ResearchGate
Arthur Cheng on LinkedIn
Arthur Cheng on Google Scholar

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science


Senior Researcher - 2018
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden

Postdoctoral Employee - 2016
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden

Ph.D. Kinesiology - 2010
The University of Western Ontario
London,ON, Canada

M.Sc. Kinesiology - 2004
The University of Western Ontario
London,ON, Canada

B.Kin.(Hon.) Kinesiology - 2002
McMaster University
Hamilton,ON Canada

Selected Publications

Other Research Outputs

Free Radical Biology and Medicine - Literature review on the benefits of free radicals for enhancing endurance-training adaptations Nov 2021

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports - Editor's Choice Article June 2020

Fandom Science Podcast Interview - Fatigue and Recovery with Dr. Arthur Cheng, Mar. 2020

The Journal of Physiology - Editor's Choice Article Nov. 2019

New York Times - Running a Marathon? Think Hot Tub Not Ice Bath, Afterward


American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology
Editorial Board Member

Physiological Reports
Editorial Board Member

Frontiers in Physiology
Editorial Board Member


Swedish Research Council for Sport Sciences - Young Investigator Award - 2015

NSERC Discovery - Early Career Researcher Grant - 2020

Canadian Foundation for Innovation - John Evan's Leaders Fund - 2019

Ontario Research Fund - 2019


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

My primary research interest is investigating the cellular mechanisms of skeletal muscle weakness, fatigue, and post-exercise recovery. Our lab utilizes translational research approaches that scale from the single muscle fibre level up to the whole human level, with a unique ability to delineate how each step of excitation-contraction coupling in intact living single muscle fibres contributes to altered contractile force generation in healthy and diseased states. An overarching aim of our lab is knowledge translation: to utilize our knowledge base and specialized techniques toward identifying effective pharmacological, nutritional, or exercise interventions to improve skeletal muscle strength and fatigue resistance in healthy, aged, and diseased populations.