Ira Jacobs

Ira Jacobs, Professor, Exercise Physiology

  • Professor, Exercise Physiology

About Ira

Academic Training

DrMedSc (clinical physiology), Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 1981

MHK (exercise physiology), University of Windsor, 1978

Dip Phys Ed (physical education), Wingate Institute, Israel, 1976

Research Interests

Exercise physiology

Human skeletal muscle metabolism

Physiological adaptations to acute short-term, high intensity exercise

Nutritional and/or pharmacological interventions affecting exercise  performance

Exercise pharmacology

Physiological responses and adaptations to environmental extremes

Selected Publications

Grosman-Rimon, L. F. Billia, A. Fuchs, I. Jacobs, M. McDonald, D. Cherney, V. Rao. New therapy, new challenges: the effects of long-term continuous-flow left ventricular assist device on inflammation. Int J Cardiol. 215:424-430, 2016.

Farra, S., C. Kessler, J. Duffin, G.D. Wells, I. Jacobs. Clamping end-tidal carbon dioxide during graded exercise with control of inspired oxygen. Respir Physiol Neurobiol 231 :28-36, 2016.

Ahmed, M., I. Mandic, W. Lou, L. Goodman, I. Jacobs, M. L’Abbé. Validation of a tablet application for assessing dietary intakes compared with the measured food intake/food waste method in military personnel consuming field rations. Nutrients 9 (3), 200, 2017.

Farra, S., S. Cheung, S. Thomas, I. Jacobs. Rate dependent influence of arterial desaturation on self-selected exercise intensity during cycling. PLoS ONE 12(3), 2017.

McLaughlin, M. I. Jacobs. Exercise is medicine, but may interfere with medicine. Exerc Sport Sci Rev 45 (3) : 127-135, 2017.

Mandic, I., M. Ahmed, S. Rhind, L. Goodman, M. L’Abbe, I Jacobs. The effects of exercise and ambient temperature on dietary intake, appetite sensation, and appetite regulating hormone concentrations. Nutrition & Metabolism 16: Article number: 29, 2019.

Supervised Theses

Pharmacokinetics and performance effects in humans of ingesting modafinil combined with caffeine.

Effects of alpha-lipoic acid dietary supplementation on skeletal muscle glycogen repletion rates.

Physiological Adaptations to Three Weeks of Combined Aerobic and Anaerobic Training. 

Skeletal Muscle Fatigue and +Gz Tolerance in Humans. 

Effects of Caffeine Combined With Ephedrine on Muscular Strength and Endurance.

Skeletal Muscle Substrate Availability and Temperature Regulation During Cold Water Immersion in Humans.

Creatine:  A Potential Ergogenic Aid

Feed-forward regulation of self-selected exercise intensity in response to different rates of arterial deoxygenation

Effects of Environmental and Physical Stress on Energy Expenditure, Energy Intake, and Appetite

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Kinesiology

Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology