Douglas R. Seals

Douglas R. Seals, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
phone: 303-492-5305
fax: 303-492-6778
e-mail: seals@colorado.edu

Research Interests

  • "Vascular aging", particularly the changes in large artery stiffness and vascular endothelial function that occur with physiological and pathophysiological aging.

  • Biological and lifestyle factors that influence vascular aging.

  • The integrative (molecular to systemic) mechanisms that mediate vascular aging and its modulation by biological and lifestyle factors.

  • Anti-aging interventions to improve broad adverse aging phenotypes, including reductions in motor performance.

  • Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory.

Education

Professional Experience

  • 1981-1984, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Section of Applied Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO.

  • 1984-1985, Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

  • 1985-1988, Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

  • 1987-1989, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ.

  • 1989-1992, Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

  • 1990-1992, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ.

  • 1992-1995, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 1993-1995, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.

  • 1995-1998, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 1996-Present, Professor, Department of Medicine, Divisions of Cardiology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.

  • 1998-2002, Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 2000-2004, Assistant Program Director, UC-Boulder General Clinical Research Center.

  • 2003-Present, Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 2008-Present, Arts and Sciences College Professor of Distinction, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 2011, Director, Responsible Conduct of Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Honors and Awards

  • 1988-1993, Research Career Development Award, National Institute on Aging.

  • Fellow, American Heart Association Councils on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, High Blood Pressure Research, and Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.

  • 1999-2005, Editor-in-Chief, Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews.

  • 1999-2008, Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Physiology.

  • 1999-2003, NIH IRG Member, Clinical Aging Review Committee, National Institute on Aging.

  • 2003, Citation Award, American College of Sports Medicine.

  • 2005, Herbert H. deVries Award for Distinguished Research in the Field of Aging.

  • 2004-present, NIH, National Institute on Aging MERIT Award (R37 AG013038).

  • 2006, UC-Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Research, Scholarly, and Creative Work.

  • 2007-2012, regular member of NIH IRG Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Section.

  • 2008, College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction.

  • 2011, Director, Responsible Conduct of Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

  • 2013, Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lecturer, American Physiological Society.

Highlighted Articles

Seals translational physiology article

Recent Publications