Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory
Within this context of the integrative physiology of aging, a primary focus is "vascular aging", in particular the development of large elastic artery stiffness and impaired arterial endothelial function with advancing age. A recently added direction of interest involves assessing decreases in motor and cognitive function with aging and the ability of potential anti-aging interventions to improve age-associated reductions in motor/cognitive performance.
A wide range of contemporary experimental techniques are employed to study these issues in human subjects, rodents, and cell culture using cross-sectional, intervention, and longitudinal study designs. Emphasis is placed on the integrative nature of the physiological and pathophysiological processes involved from a mechanistic perspective.
Our research on human subjects is performed in the University of Colorado at Boulder Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC). If you are interested in participating, please review the Volunteers Needed page and contact one of the investigators.
The laboratory provides scientific training from the undergraduate to postdoctoral levels, and is supported by individual investigator (R01 and R37), fellowship (F31, F32, K01) and institutional training grant (T32) awards from the National Institutes of Health.
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Back row: Doug Seals, Tom LaRocca, Chris Martens, Cody Johnson, Jonathan Herrera, Dov Ballak, Jamie Richey, Lauren Cuevas, Jamie Justice, Chase Daugherty, Laura Stauber, Blair Denman, Sierra Hill
|Santos-Parker JR, LaRocca TJ, Seals DR. Aerobic exercise and other healthy lifestyle factors that influence vascular aging. Advances in Physiology Education 38:296-307, 2014.|
|Seals D, Melov S. Preclinical Studies: Track function in ageing animals. Nature 511: 406-407, 2014.|
|Seals DR, Melov S. Translational Geroscience: Emphasizing function to achieve optimal longevity. Aging 6(9): 718-730, 2014.|
|Seals DR. Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lecture: The remarkable anti-aging effects of aerobic exercise on systemic arteries. Journal of Applied Physiology 117: 425-439, 2014.|
|Seals D, Santos-Parker J, LaRocca T. Translational physiology in practice. Physiology News 2014(96): 38-42, 2014.|
|Seals DR. Translational physiology: from molecules to public health. Journal of Physiology 591(14): 3457-3469, 2013|