Keith Baar is the head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at the University of California Davis


Keith is a renowned tendon training researcher and expert.

  • Professor Keith Baar received his PhD from the University of Illinois where he discovered the molecular signal that causes load-induced muscle hypertrophy.
  • Over the last 15 years, Keith has worked with elite athletes, as the scientific advisor to Chelsea Football Club, USA Track and Field, Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, British Cycling, The English Institute of Sport, Leicester Tigers Rugby, and the Denver Broncos.
  • He also spent time as an assistant strength coach with the University of Michigan football team where he was an undergraduate.
  • Keith’s current work is focused on how loading and nutrition alter tendon/ligament/ECM health and performance