Students and Staff

Students

Brian Blackburn

Brian Blackburn

PI: Jacob Haus

Research Interests: Dietary AGE products and absorption patterns in humans

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Kelly Fuller

Kelly Fuller

PI: Jake Haus

Research Interests: Molecular modulation of skeletal muscle insulin signaling and the potential protective effects of exercise and dietary interventions in the treatment of metabolic disorders

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Georgios Grigoriadis

Georgios Grigoriadis

PI: Tracy Baynard

Research Interests: Effects of exercise and nutrition on inflammation in chronic diseases.

email | cv

Edwin Miranda

Edwin Miranda

PI: Jacob Haus

Research Interests: Skeletal muscle and the metabolic pathways therein that may have substantial roles in the prevention of disorders such as type 2 diabetes, and aging

email | cv

Varsha Rao

Varsha Rao

PI: Yi-Ting Tzen

Research Interests: Blood flow and wound healing in special populations

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AJ Rosenberg

AJ Rosenberg

PI: Tracy Baynard

Research Interests: Inflammation, cardiovascular function in chronic disease/disabilities

email | cv

Ahmad Sabbahi

Ahmad Sabbahi

PI: Shane Phillips

Research Interests: Role of exercise and nutrition in regulation and modification of vascular and cardiac function in health and disease

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Rich Severin

Rich Severin

PI: Shane Phillips

Research Interests: Peripheral muscle adaptations due to cardiopulmonary and metabolic diseases, Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in orthopedic physical therapy patients.

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Elizabeth Schroeder

Elizabeth Schroeder

PI: Bo Fernhall

Research Interests: Effects of aging and physical activity on cardiovascular function and blood pressure control

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Sanguok “Tommy” Wee

Sanguok “Tommy” Wee

PI: Bo Fernhall

Research Interests: Cardiovascular function and functional rehabilitation in persons with disabilities

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Post-docs

Brian Ferguson

Brian Ferguson

PI: Phil Clifford

Research Interests: Interested in muscle metabolism and cardiovascular physiology. Current research projects include endothelial cell metabolism in response to dietary intervention, smooth muscle cell architecture as a contributor to vascular tone, skeletal muscle on-kinetic responses, and ATP mediated blood flow control.

email | cv

Abeer Mahmoud

Abeer Mahmoud

PI: Jacob Haus

Research Interests: Translational Research in Endocrine Pathophysiology

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Staff

Garett Griffith

Garett Griffith

Laboratory Manager

Research Interests: The effects of exercise and physical activity on subclinical atherosclerosis and mobility in individuals with multiple sclerosis and other chronic diseases

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Alexandra Kastelz

Alexandra Kastelz

Research Coordinator

Research Interests: Effects of exercise on cardiovascular function, functional capacity, and graft function in kidney transplant recipients

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Laurel Thur

Laurel Thur

Study Coordinator

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Alumni

Kanokwan "Mandy" Bunsawat, PhD

Kanokwan "Mandy" Bunsawat, PhD

Graduated Aug 2017; Advisor Baynard

Where she is now…

Starting a post-doc with Dr. Walter Wray at the University of Utah, in their Vascular Research Laboratory.

Karia Coleman, MS

Karia Coleman, MS

Graduated May 2014; Advisor Haus

Where he is now…

Currently building his existing personal training services.

Alec Chaves, MS

Alec Chaves, MS

Graduated Aug 2017; Advisor Haus

Where he is now…

Starting his PhD studies at East Carolina University in Human Bioenergetics.

Marc Cook, PhD

Completed Post-Doc Dec 2016; Mentor Brown

Where he is now…

Assistant professor at North Carolina A&T in the Human Performance and Leiusre Department.

Kari Hultgren, MS, PA

Kari Hultgren, MS, PA

Graduated May 2014; Advisor Baynard

Where she is now…

Graduated from PA school at Pacific University August 2016, and is currently a PA in Maui, Hawaii

Jan Kretsczhmar, PhD

Jan Kretsczhmar, PhD

Graduated Aug 2014; Advisor Brown

Where he is now…

Assistant professor in the newly-formed Exercise Science Department at Kings College in Wilkes Barre, PA

Abbi Lane-Cordova, PhD

Abbi Lane-Cordova, PhD

Graduated Aug 2013; Advisor Fernhall

Where she is now…

Starting as an Assistant Professor in Aug 2017 at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Exercise Science.

Chenyi Ling, PhD

Chenyi Ling, PhD

Graduated May 2016; Advisor Brown

Where he is now…

In the United States Army with the goal of becoming an Army scientist

Jacob Mey, PhD

Jacob Mey, PhD

Graduated May 2017; Advisor Haus

Where he is now…

Post-doctoral research associate at the Cleveland Clinic.

Austin Robinson, PhD

Austin Robinson, PhD

Graduated Aug 2016; Advisor Phillips

Where he is now…

Post-doctoral research associate at the University of Delaware with Bill Farquhar, in the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences

Yiyu (David) Wang, MS

Yiyu (David) Wang, MS

Graduated May 2016; Advisor Baynard

Where he is now…

PhD student at Texas A&M in Sport Pedagogy

Daniel White, PhD

Daniel White, PhD

Completed Post-doc Nov 2015; Mentor Fernhall

Where he is now…

Assistant Professor at the University of Houston-Victoria in the Department of Biology.