Full Name
Matthew Laye
Associate Professor of Physiology
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Matthew Laye serves as Associate Professor of Physiology at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Laye received his Ph.D. from the University of Columbia – Missouri in the department of Medical Physiology. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Inflammation and Metabolism in the laboratory of Dr. Bente Pedersen in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying the molecular mechanisms by which exercise improves health. He then relocated back to the Bay Area where he completed a second postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Pankaj Kapahi at The Buck Institute for Research on Aging, where he studied how dietary restriction alters the metabolome of fruit flies.

In 2015 Dr. Laye moved to Idaho taking a faculty position at The College of Idaho in the department of Health and Human Performance. He was the department chair from 2017 to 2022 and a member of the assessment committee. Dr. Laye taught anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, research methods, nutrition, and health and wellness. Dr. Laye’s current and recent past research projects include studies of how the timing of physical activity alters postprandial glucose control, whether exercise alters the microbiome, a general interest in improvements in human performance, and pedagogical research focused on the intrinsic motivation of faculty teaching capstones.
Matthew Laye