Applied Physiology Laboratory
Conditions such as aging and many diseases elicit significant changes to muscle and immune function.
Goals, directions & mission
Collaborations & Services
- The Applied Physiology Lab is part of the Osness Human Performance Laboratories housed in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences.
- The University of Kansas Microscopy and Analytical Imaging Research Resource Core Laboratory
- The University of Kansas Genome Sequencing Core lab
Opportunities for Students & Fellow Researchers
- Examine different signaling pathways associated muscle growth and differentiation following exercise or muscle damage.
- Examine the role that apoptosis and the ubiquitin proteosome pathway has on aging skeletal muscle and other forms of muscle atrophy.
- Examine the effects of exercise on the function and gene expression of T cell and Neutrophils.
- Examine the effects of exercise and inactivity on hormone and cytokine responses in skeletal muscle and blood.
Testing Capabilities & Equipment
The Applied Physiology Laboratory is a freestanding facility with 4,500 square feet of research and office space. The laboratory houses a biochemistry area, a molecular biology area, a blood draw and muscle biopsy procedures room, an exercise testing area, a histochemical area, and various areas for exercise/metabolic testing.