Adam Wells is a tenured associate professor at the University of Central Florida in the College of Health Professions and Sciences’ School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy. He also is a researcher within the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science. He earned both his masters and doctoral degrees in Exercise Physiology from UCF. Wells’ primary research interests include exercise immunology, nutrition, and sports performance. Wells also engages in research collaborations centered around the monitoring of sports performance in soccer athletes. Wells has over 40 scholarly works in peer-reviewed journals. As a member of the faculty at UCF, Wells plans to continue his research examining inflammatory and immune responses to exercise, as well as interventions that modulate these responses.
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Education – Exercise Physiology, University of Central Florida
- CSCS*D, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction
- SCYM(ASCP)CM, Specialist in Cytometry (American Society of Clinical Pathology)
- American Physiological Society, 2013 to present
- National Strength & Conditioning Association, 2011 to present
- American College of Sports Medicine, 2011 to present
Wells AJ, Hoffman JR, Jajtner AR, Varanoske AN, Church DD, Gonzalez AM, Townsend JR, Boone CH, Baker KM, Beyer KS, Mangine GT, Oliveira LP, Fukuda DH, Stout JR. Post-resistance exercise ingestion of milk protein attenuates plasma TNFα and TNFr1 expression on monocyte subpopulations. Amino Acids, 2017.
Wells AJ, Hoffman JR, Jajtner AR, Varanoske AN, Church DD, Gonzalez AM, Townsend JR, Boone CH, Baker KM, Beyer KS, Mangine GT, Oliveira LP, Fukuda DH, Stout JR. The effect of post-resistance exercise amino acids on plasma MCP1 and CCR2 expression. Nutrients. 8(7): 409, 2016.
Wells AJ, Hoffman JR, Jajtner AR, Varanoske AN, Church DD, Gonzalez AM, Townsend JR, Boone CH, Baker KM, Beyer KS, Mangine GT, Oliveira LP, Fukuda DH, Stout JR. Monocyte Recruitment following High-Intensity and High-Volume Resistance Exercise. Medicine & Science in Sport and Exercise. 48(6): 1169-1178, 2016.
Wells AJ, Hoffman JR, Beyer KS, Hoffman MW, Jajtner AR, Fukuda DH, Fragala MS, Stout JR. Regular- and post-season comparisons of playing time and measures of running performance in NCAA Division I women soccer players. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 40(9): 907-917, 2015.
Wells AJ, Fukuda DH, Hoffman JR, Gonzalez AM, Jajtner AR, Townsend JR, Mangine GT, Fragala MS, Stout JR. Vastus lateralis exhibits non-homogenous adaptation to resistance training. Muscle & Nerve. 50: 785-793, 2014.
Current Funded Projects
Wells AJ (Principal Investigator). Beta-Alanine & Inflammation During a Simulated Military Operation (SMO). Sponsored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation: Young Investigator Grant. $23,990.28.
Wells AJ (Principal Investigator). Effects of a Simulated Soccer Match on Neuropsychological and Cognitive Function: A pilot Study. Sponsored by the American Academic Consortium. $8,000.00.
Areas of Specialty
- Supplements for performance and recovery
- Inflammatory and immune responses to resistance exercise
- Soccer performance
Research Lab Affiliations
RF: The effects of Peak ATP® (adenosine 5’- triphosphate disodium) supplementation vs. Placebo on measures of mood, reaction time and cognitive performance
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