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Iñigo San Millán, PhD

Dr. San Millán is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is an internationally renowned applied physiologist having worked for the past 20 years for many professional teams and elite athletes worldwide across multiple sports like running, football, soccer, basketball, rowing, triathlon, swimming, Olympics and cycling including eight Pro Cycling Teams. He has also been consultant in exercise physiology and sports medicine to international organizations like the US Olympic Committee and the International Cycling Union. He has been a pioneer in developing new methodologies for monitoring athletes at the metabolic and physiological level including a novel method to measure mitochondrial function in vivo as well as the the invention, along his colleague Dr. John Hill, of the first method to measure skeletal muscle glycogen in a non-invasive manner using high frequency ultrasound. His areas of research, clinical work and interest include exercise metabolism, nutrition, sports performance, overtraining, diabetes, cancer and critical care.

Although now a recreational athlete, Dr. San Millán used to be a competitive athlete and played soccer for 6 years for Real Madrid soccer academy team as well as got to race as a professional cyclist for 2 years.

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