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Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine


  • Developmental Nutrition


  • Basic Scientist

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-3053
    Fax: 501-364-2818
    Address: Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center
    15 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • B.Sc., Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 1988
  • Ph.D., Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 1998
  • M.S., University of Oslo, 1992
  • B.Sc., University of Oslo, 1990


  • Postdoctoral fellow, Exercise physiology. Health education. , Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 1999-1999
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Tracer methodology, muscle protein metabolism, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1999-2001

Recent Honors

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Award to attend the annual ACRT meeting in Washington, The Association for Clinical Research Training (ACRT), 2008
  • Advanced Scholar , Institute for Translational Sciences -Translational Research Scholars Program (TRSP), University of Texas Medical Branch , 2010

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Porter C,Herndon DN,Borsheim E,Bhattarai N,Chao T,Reidy PT,Rasmussen BB,Andersen CR,Suman OE,Sidossis LS Long-Term Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Dysfunction is Associated with Hypermetabolism in Severely Burned Children. J Burn Care Res 2016 Jan-Feb 37 (1): 53-63.
  • Journal Article, Chondronikola M,Volpi E,Borsheim E,Porter C,Saraf MK,Annamalai P,Yfanti C,Chao T,Wong D,Shinoda K,Labbe SM,Hurren NM,Cesani F,Kajimura S,Sidossis LS Brown Adipose Tissue Activation Is Linked to Distinct Systemic Effects on Lipid Metabolism in Humans. Cell Metab 2016 Jun 14 23 (6): 1200-6.
  • Journal Article, Carvalho E,Lopaschuk GD,Borsheim E,Burgeiro A Reply to Katlandur, Ozbek, and Keser. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2016 May 15 310 (10): E863.
  • Journal Article, Chondronikola M,Volpi E,Borsheim E,Chao T,Porter C,Annamalai P,Yfanti C,Labbe SM,Hurren NM,Malagaris I,Cesani F,Sidossis LS Brown Adipose Tissue Is Linked to a Distinct Thermoregulatory Response to Mild Cold in People. Front Physiol 2016 7 129.
  • Journal Article, Porter C., Herndon DN., Chondronikola M., Chao T., Annamalai P., Bhattarai N., Saraf M., Capek K., Reidy PT., Daquinag AC., Kolonin MG., Rasmussen BL., Børsheim E., Toliver-Kinsky T., Sidossis LS., Borsheim . Human supraclavicular brown adipose tissue mitochondria have similar UCP1 function to those found in murine interscapular brown adipose tissue. Cell Metabolism 2016 August 9; 24(2):246-55.
  • Journal Article, Sidossis LS,Porter C,Saraf MK,Borsheim E,Radhakrishnan RS,Chao T,Ali A,Chondronikola M,Mlcak R,Finnerty CC,Hawkins HK,Toliver-Kinsky T,Herndon DN Browning of Subcutaneous White Adipose Tissue in Humans after Severe Adrenergic Stress. Cell Metab 2015 Aug 4 22 (2): 219-27.
  • Journal Article, Porter C,Hurren NM,Cotter MV,Bhattarai N,Reidy PT,Dillon EL,Durham WJ,Tuvdendorj D,Sheffield-Moore M,Volpi E,Sidossis LS,Rasmussen BB,Borsheim E Mitochondrial respiratory capacity and coupling control decline with age in human skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2015 Aug 1 309 (3): E224-32.
  • Journal Article, Tuvdendorj D., Borsheim E., Sharp CP., Zhang X., Barone CM., Chinkes DL., Wolfe RR. Amino Acid Availability Regulates the Effect of Hyperinsulinemia on Skin Protein Metabolism in Pigs. J Biol Chem 2015 July; 290(29):17776-83.
  • Journal Article, Diaz EC., Herndon D., Porter C., Sidossis LS., Suman OE., Borsheim . Effects of pharmacological interventions on muscle protein synthesis and breakdown in recovery from burns. Burns 2015 June; 41(4):649-57.
  • Journal Article, Diaz, EC., Herndon, DN., Lee, J., Porter C., Cotter M., Suman OE., Sidossis LS., Borsheim E. Predictors of muscle protein synthesis after severe pediatric burns. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 Apr; 78(4):816-22.

Recent Grant Awards

  • Elisabet Borsheim ACHRI SAF Rec. Funds, ACHRI/ABI, 2013-07-01 00:00:00-2017-07-31 00:00:00
  • Phenotypic and Metabolic Characteristics in Early Childhood Leading to Obesity, NIH, 1R01DK107516-01, 2016-09-01 00:00:00-2021-07-31 00:00:00

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