Students and Staff

Students

Brooks Hibner

Brooks Hibner

PI: Bo Fernhall

Research Interests:

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Georgios Grigoriadis

Georgios Grigoriadis

PI: Tracy Baynard

Research Interests: Arterial Function and the Effect of Acute Aerobic Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Natalia Lima

Natalia Lima

PI: Tracy Baynard

Research Interests:

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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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Shraddhali Sawant

Shraddhali Sawant

PI: Deepika Laddu-Patel

Research Interests: Bone mineral density, body composition, body fat percentage

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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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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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Sara Sherman

Sara Sherman

PI: Tracy Baynard

Research Interests: The effects of exercise on autonomic and other cardiovascular adaptations in persons with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

 

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Staff

Neil J. McMillan

Neil J. McMillan

Laboratory Manager

Research Interests: Effects of lifestyle interventions on cardiometabolic health, functional capacity, and quality of life in health and disease

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Grenita Hall

Grenita Hall

Research Coordinator

Research Interests:

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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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Melissa Rader

Melissa Rader

Asst. Research Coordinator

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Kwangseok Hong

Kwangseok Hong

Post-doctoral Associate

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Wes Lefferts

Wes Lefferts

Post-doctoral Associate

Research Interests:  Effects of large artery function on cerebrovascular/cognitive function, effects of behavior (exercise, physical activity, nutrition) on cardiovascular/cognitive health, vascular hemodynamics, hypertension, environmental stress (heat/hypoxia), and creating visual models of physiology for teaching.

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Thessa Hilgenkamp

Thessa Hilgenkamp

NIH K99 Post-doctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Cardiovascular limitations to performing physical activity and exercise in high-risk populations with neurological dysfunction, specifically individuals with intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome or Multiple Sclerosis.

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Abeer Mohamed

Abeer Mohamed

Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Translational Research in Endocrine Pathophysiology

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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.

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.

Karia Coleman, MS

Karia Coleman, MS

Graduated May 2014; Advisor Haus

Where he is now…

Currently building his existing personal training services.

Marc Cook, PhD

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.

Brian Ferguson, PhD

Brian Ferguson, PhD

Post-doc through 2017; Advisor Clifford

Where he is now…

In Dec 2017, began his industry career as a Scientist with MyoKardia, in San Francisco, CA.

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

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

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.

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

AJ Rosenberg

AJ Rosenberg

Graduated Dec 2017; Advisor Baynard

Where he is now:

In January 2018, began his post-doctoral work with Dr. Caroline Rickards, at the University of North Texas Health Sciences, in the Cerebrovascular & Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory.

 

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

Sanguok “Tommy” Wee

Sanguok “Tommy” Wee

Graduated Dec 2017; Advisor Fernhall

Where he is now…

Assistant Professor at California State University at San Bernardino, in the Department of Kinesiology.

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.