Faculty & Staff at TUC
Department: Basic Sciences
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: (707) 638-5236
Fax: (707) 638-5255
Office: Administration & Faculty 1, Rm. 131
|Institution||Degree||Field of Study||Obtained|
|University of Texas Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Houston, TX||Ph.D||Physiology||1990|
|Texas A&M University, College Station, TX||BS||Biomedical Sciences||1979|
Human Physiology (Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, Reproductive)
Human Physiology (Respiratory)
Participating Faculty Member: Clinical Medicine (PA-1)
Research broadly focuses on mechanisms mediating physiological adaptations to physical activity (exercise). Recent studies have examined the ability of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) to clear blood lactate after high intensity exercise. Other studies include (1) comparison of low versus moderate intensity exercise for normalizing postprandial glycemia and (2) effects of caffeine-enriched energy drinks on resting metabolic rate. In addition to exercise adaptations, the laboratory is interested in educational research. Ongoing study correlates surveyed personality traits with objective academic performance and professional career choice.
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