Paul R. Standley


University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix ABC-1 Building 425 North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Professor & Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs and Program Evaluation & Co-Director, Cardiovascular-Hematology (CVH)
Professor - Basic Medical Sciences
Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs and Program Evaluation - Academic Affairs
Co-Director, Cardiovascular-Hematology (CVH)
Basic Medical Sciences; Academic Affairs


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Vascular Endocrinology & Hypertension, Wayne State University, 1994
  • PhD: Physiology, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, 1992

Representative Recent Publications

  • Zein-Hammoud M & Standley PR (2019). Optimized Modeled Myofascial Release Enhances Wound Healing in 3-Dimensional Bioengineered Tendons: Key Roles for Fibroblast Proliferation and Collagen Remodeling. J Manip Physiol Ther. Vol. 42(8), 551-564.
  • Zein-Hammoud M & Standley PR (2015). Modeled Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments: A Review of Their in Vitro Effects on Fibroblast Tissue Preparations. J Am Osteopath Assoc. Vol. 115(8), 490-502.
  • Cao TV, Hicks MR, Zein-Hammoud M & Standley PR (2015). Duration and magnitude of myofascial release in 3-dimensional bioengineered tendons: effects on wound healing. J Am Osteopath Assoc. Vol. 115(2), 72-82.
  • Hicks MR, Cao TV & Standley PR (2014). Biomechanical strain vehicles for fibroblast-directed skeletal myoblast differentiation and myotube functionality in a novel coculture. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. Vol. 307(8), C671-83.
  • Standley PR (2014). Towards a Rosetta Stone of manual therapeutic methodology. J Bodyw Mov Ther. Vol. 18(4), 586-7.
Research Interests
Biomechanics, Manual Medicine, Educational Research
Research Summary
Dr. Standley's laboratory investigates the biomechanical regulation of gene expression as it relates to repetitive motion and modeled manual medicine treatments in bioengineered tissue constructs. Targeted outcomes include effects on wound healing, muscle regeneration and anti-inflammatory cytokine expression and secretion.