Exercise Physiology Lab
The Exercise Physiology Lab is dedicated to the study and improvement of human health and performance. Specifically, our focus is on human performance in extreme environments such as hot, cold, and altitude. We use a translational research strategy by incorporating basic science techniques into our applied and practical approaches. Our work aims to improve safety and performance when operating in these extreme environments. Furthermore, we work to harness the human physiological responses to extreme environments to be used to enhance health and physical fitness.
The UNO Exercise Physiology lab provides a variety of fitness and health assessments including cardiovascular fitness, body composition, and muscular fitness. Click here to review our assessments and to check prices.
High Altitude PhysiologyWe currently conduct both field based and laboratory based research on the effects of acute exposure to altitude/hypoxia and optimal strategies to acclimate to this environment. Our work ranges from whole body physiology to skeletal muscle molecular responses.
Temperature Interventions to Enhance Muscle MassWe are currently investigating the impact of local muscle temperature and environmental temperature on the molecular response of resistance exercise. We aim to translate this research into enhanced physical function and health.
Temperature Interventions to Enhance Mitochondrial Function
We have been and continue to investigate the impact of temperature on the exercise induced mitochondrial development response. Our work in this area shows promise of harnessing the temperature related exercise response for development of novel temperature based physical training to enhance human function and health.
We are honored to be funded by the Nebraska INBRE program which is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Our laboratory has a long standing collaboration with the University of Montana where we have had near constant funding from the Department of Defense (DoD).
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