The Integrative Physiology Laboratory (IPL) concentrates on health-related research across several disciplines using translational approaches that are both cellular and whole-body in scope. The current faculty’s research integrates aspects of cardiovascular function, metabolism, inflammation, hydration and nutrition status, and exercise/physical activity. We evaluate healthy individuals, as well as at-risk populations or those who suffer from chronic diseases, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and obesity. The IPL utilizes state-of-the-art applied and basic techniques to accomplish its research goals.
Dr. Tracy Baynard in the department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at UIC is conducting a research study to investigate how brief aerobic exercise affects arterial (large blood vessel) function, particularly in breast cancer survivors. If you are female between 30-55...
Abeer Mahomed receives NIH K99/R00 award entitled “DNA Methylation and Vascular Function in Obesity: Role of Exercise and Weight Loss“
Thessa Hilgenkamp receives NIH K99/R00 award entitled “Central & Peripheral Blood Flow Regulation in Individuals with Down Syndrome“