department of kinesiology

25 Independence Way, Kingston, RI 02881


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Tom Manfredi

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Exercise Science
  • Phone: 401.874.5439
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  • Mailing Address: Independence Square, Suite P, RM 223


Effects of aerobic and strength training on skeletal muscle morphology in older adults; Metabolic related diseases and skeletal muscle mitochondria in older adults; Aging heart and skeletal muscle morphology


  • Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts
  • M.S., Physical Education & Special Education, University of Maryland
  • B.S., Physical Education, University of Maryland



Urso, M., Fiatarone Singh, M., Ding, W., Evans, WJ., Cosmas, AC., and Manfredi, TG. Exercise Training Effects on Skeletal Muscle Plasticity and IGF-1 receptors in Frail Elders.AGE 27:117-125, 2005.

Urso, Maria, Arthur Cosmas, Maria Fiatarone Singh, Thomas Manfredi. Immunogold Labeling of IGF-1 Receptors in Elderly Human Skeletal Muscle. Scanning. 27:208-212, 2005. FAMS, Inc.

Guo, Y., B. Gong, S. Levesque, T. Manfredi, and Y. sun. Automated detection and delineation of mitochondria in electron micrographs of human skeletal muscles. Microscopy Research and Technique. 63:133-139, 2004.

Santoro, C., Cosmas, A., Forman, A., Morghan, A., Byros, L, Levesque, S, Hennessey, J, Roubinoff, R, Manfredi, T. Exercise Training Alters Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Morphometry in Heart Failure Patients. The Journal of Cardiovascular Risk. 9:1-5,2002

Agostinucci, K., T.G. Manfredi, A. Cosmas, K. Martin, S.N. Han, D. Wu, J. Sastre, S.N. Meydani, M. Meydani. Vitamin E and age alter liver mitochondrial morphometry. Journal of Anti-Aging. 5:2; 173-178, 2002.

Prakash, P, Manfredi, TG, Jackson, CL, Gerber, LE. B-Carotene alters the morphology of NCL-H69 small cell lung cancer cells. Journal of Nutrition. 132:121-124, 2002.

Dean, S.G., Elliott, T.A., Lamont, L.S., Hackney, P.F., Manfredi, T.G., Dean, R.M. Influence of dietary manipulation and exercise on muscle lipids in endurance-trained athletes.International Sports Journal. 4:2, 111-119. Summer, 2000

Fielding, R.A., Violan, M.A., Svetkey, L., Abad, L.W., Manfredi, T.G., Cosmas, A.C., Bean, J. Effects of prior exercise on eccentirc exercise-induced neutriphilia and enzyme release. Med. Sci. Sports. Exer. 32:2, 359-364. 2000

Fiatarone Singh, M.A., Ding, W., Manfredi, T.G., Solares, G.S., O’Neill, E.F., Celements, K.M., Ryan, N.D., Kehayles, J.P., Fielding, R.A., and Evans, W.J. Insulin-like growth factor I in skeletal muscle after weight-lifting exercise in frail elders. Am. J. Physiology, 277 (Endocrinol. Metab. 40): E135-E143, 1999.

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