ACADEMIC CAREER AND RESEARCH AREAS
Prof. Köhler‘s (*1980) research focuses on the integration of nutrition and physical activity to optimize human health and performance. One particular aspect of his work addresses the various pathways through which exercise and physical activity impact food intake, energy balance and body composition. Prof. Köhler’s laboratory is equipped to conduct well-controlled diet and exercise interventions across all life stages and integrates physiological, endocrine and behavioral approaches.
Prof. Köhler has a background in Nutrition Sciences (University of Hohenheim) and obtained his PhD at the German Sport University Cologne. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University, Prof. Köhler joined the faculty ranks as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where directed the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Lab. In 2019, Prof. Köhler relocated his research program to TUM, where he is an Assistant Professor in Exercise, Nutrition and Health.
§Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2019)
§Editorial Board Member, Nutrients (2019)
§Postdoctoral Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (2013)
§Teaching Excellence Award, German Sport University Cologne (2012)
§Young Investigator Award, German Sport University Cologne (2012, 2010)