Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0354
Identify and understand cellular mechanisms that underlie the physiological (exercise training) and pathological (heart failure, advanced aging) alterations in cardiac contractile function. We are currently conducting work to understand the cellular basis for exercise-induced protection of the heart against ischemia-reperfusion injury, and on the influences of diet and exercise on cardiac energy metabolism and the development of heart failure in the SHHF rat model.