Our Scientific Advisory Board includes eight researchers, scientists and coaches with complimentary expertise in human performance science and training. The Board will guide us in research, product development and application.
The Board includes:
- Brad Wilkins: Dr. Wilkins is a leader at the intersection of science and business; Receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and training as a postdoctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wilkins has over 20 years of scientific research experience with over 40 published scientific articles and patents. For the last decade, Dr. Wilkins was an accomplished scientist at Nike, holding numerous scientific leadership positions. Most notably, Brad founded the Nike+ Sport Performance Laboratory translating innovative science at the forefront of wearable digital technology development. More recently, Brad led a scientific team at Nike to create the circumstances to enable a sub-2-hour marathon (Breaking2), leading a creative and integrated strategy to attempt one of the greatest endeavors in human endurance performance.
- Andrew Jones: Dr. Jones is a Professor of Applied Physiology at the University of Exeter, UK. where he was formerly Head of Sport and Health Sciences (2010-2015) and Associate Dean for Research and Impact in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (2015-2018). Prof Jones is internationally recognized for his expertise in the following areas: 1) control of, and limitations to, human skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism; 2) causes of exercise intolerance in health and disease; 3) respiratory physiology, particularly the kinetics of pulmonary gas exchange during exercise; and 4) sports performance physiology and nutrition, particularly in relation to endurance athletics. Prof Jones has published ~300 peer-reviewed scientific articles with >22K citations
- Per Lundstam: Per is currently the Director of Athlete Performance at Red Bull where He supports athletes in their pursuit of improving athletic performance as well as building a platform for human exploration in performance. Per’s career has included roles within different ski federations including sports science development within the US Ski & Snowboard Association.
- Nigel Mitchell: Nigel has worked in clinical nutrition and elite sport for over 25 years. He is closely associated with cycling and has extensive experience in other sports and performance environments. This included heading up nutrition for a premiership soccer team, providing strategic and athlete support for the Royal Yacht Association, and supporting the design and implementation of corporate leadership programs. In 2009, he led the nutrition strategy for Team Sky. In 2012 he provided nutritional support for the historical Bradley Wiggins Tour de France win and for British Cycling at the 2012 London Olympiad.
- Brett Kirby: Dr. Kirby is currently the Senior Scientist of the Human Performance Team in the Nike Sport Research Laboratory in Beaverton, Oregon where his team focuses on holistically solving athlete problems through human performance optimization. Prior to Nike, Dr. Kirby received his Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics from Colorado State University and performed postdoctoral fellowships at Emory University in Cardiology and at Duke University in Biomedical Sciences.
- Hoby Darling: Hoby’s experience sits at the intersection of innovation, technology, and athlete performance--in sport and in business. He is a founding member of The Liminal Collective, a leading human performance and media advisory company. He has also held senior roles (CEO, President, SVP, and Global GM) for brands such as Nike, Converse, Skullcandy, Logitech, and Volcom.
- Jason Siegler: Dr. Siegler is currently a senior member of academic staff in the Sport and Exercise Science Program. In an academic career that spans the US, UK, and Australia, he has published and presented in numerous international forums on topics such as buffering supplementation and high-intensity performance, hydration in team sports, training adaptations in team sports, and injury pre-habilitation or prevention. His research is focused primarily on improving elite sports performance.
- Paul Dituro: Paul earned a BS in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Villanova University and an MS in High Energy Particle Physics from Rutgers University. A disruptive problem solver, he assisted in the discovery of some of the first extra-solar planets and joined in the search for the Higgs Boson at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Paul spent 13 years in Special Operations, deployed to every major combat zone, and redefined multiple aspects of combat medicine. Before medically retiring from service, Paul assisted in the direction of Human Performance programs for the military’s most elite units.
"We’re honored to surround ourselves with amazing scientists and practitioners from both academia and industry. It's extremely rare for a startup like us to attract this level of expertise,” says Eric Good, Co-founder and COO of Amp Human. "Amp Human’s mission to establish a new horizon for athletic performance is first realized through PR Lotion, our first product, which helps athletes perform by neutralizing acid in their muscles. Our Scientific Advisory Board will enable us to push this mission further."
"The Scientific Advisory Board's primary goal is to identify the problems that need to be solved to progress human performance and propose solutions,” says Board Chairman Brad Wilkins. “This group will guide Amp Human to define the future of human performance."