Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC)

MoTrPAC is a national research consortium designed to discover and perform preliminary characterization of the range of molecular transducers (the "molecular map") that underlie the effects of physical activity in humans. The program's goal is to study the molecular changes that occur during and after exercise and ultimately to advance the understanding of how physical activity improves and preserves health. The six-year program is the largest targeted NIH investment of funds into the mechanisms of how physical activity improves health and prevents disease.

Study information:

  • For years, we have known that being physically active is good for our health, but until this point, there has not been a clear understanding of what actually is happening deep within the body, or how the molecular structure of the body changes to improve and preserve health.

  • Having a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity will help researchers and clinicians to better prescribe and tailor exercises programming in the future.

  • This research study is the largest targeted National Institutes of Health (NIH) investment aimed to understand how physical activity improves health and prevents disease.

Help researchers at the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine have a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity. We are looking for participants to enroll in one of the two categories below:

  • Are you 18 years or older and have been cycling or weight lifting regularly for a minimum of one year?
    We’re looking for men and women who are 18 years of age and older who have been cycling or weight lifting regularly for at least a year and have no history of diabetes or heart disease. If you would like to have the opportunity to participate in fitness testing and have study-related exams at UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, volunteer today.

  • Are you currently physically active? If not, do you want to be?
    We’re looking for men and women who are 18 years of age and older who do not exercise regularly to participate in our MoTrPAC research study. If would like to have the opportunity to participate in fitness testing and have study-related exams at UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, volunteer today.

Email motrpac@uab.edu or call 205-934-3706 for more information or fill out the Volunteer form.