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

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

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
Topic Editor - Skeletal Muscle Immunometabolism


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.