Our faculty research interests cover a broad range of areas, from exercise epidemiology to genetic and molecular aspects of aging and exercise physiology. A number of our faculty are incorporating cutting-edge genetic, molecular, and cellular techniques into their studies of skeletal muscle, cardiovascular physiology, and metabolism. Graduate teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships are available for outstanding students, including an NIH/NIA-funded Institutional Predoctoral Training Grant (T32). We are looking for excellent and highly motivated graduate students to apply to our program and join our research teams. Our admission requirements are at least a 3.0 GPA, strong GRE scores, and excellent recommendations.

The Exercise Physiology Laboratory is comprised of several laboratories:

  • Cardiovascular Physiology 
  • Skeletal Muscle Strength and Power
  • Functional Genomics
  • Molecular Systems  
  • Exercise Training Facility

Together, these labs study the muscular, cardiovascular and metabolic aspects of physical activity and exercise training. Our faculty specialize in a number of areas, including strength training, aerobic training, cardiovascular disease risk, sarcopenia, epidemiology, genetics, metabolic disease risk, molecular biology, etc.

Visit individual faculty member pages and lab pages for more information about specific research interests and on-going projects.