With a focus on the application of exercise and health technology, we aim to prevent and manage disease and facilitate recovery from injuries — whether you are using your body for everyday tasks or athletic pursuits. Among the areas we study:
SKELETAL MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY
Structure and function of skeletal muscle and its role in human health and adaptation to exercise.
Application of exercise to mitigate side effects and improve quality of life for cancer patients.
Effects of resistance training on endocrine function, including hormone secretion.
ORTHOPEDIC RECOVERY SCIENCE
Interventions to improve recovery following orthopedic surgery.
SPORTS SCIENCE AND PERFORMANCE
Technologies, devices and wearables to improve physical function and athletic performance.
RESISTANCE TRAINING AND NEURAL PLASTICITY
Resistance training to improve cerebral/vascular blood flow and cognition in older adults.
Improving the cardiovascular system—including heart and vascular function, blood vessel integrity and oxygen utilization—using exercise.
BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT AND IMAGING
Measurements of body tissue, including lean mass, fat mass, fat-free mass.