The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contact details


Life Science Laboratories

240 Thatcher Rd
Amherst, MA 01003
United States



My current research goals are to:

  • Better understand the role of oxidative stress and physical inactivity in mediating peripheral abnormalities in O2 transport and muscle bioenergetics associated with aging and disease (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, peripheral arterial disease, heart failure).
  • Explore pharmacologic, nutritional, or exercise-based strategies that can mitigate the deleterious vascular and metabolic dysfunction associated with these conditions.

To achieve these goals, I employ an integrative approach from the cellular level to the whole organism in humans, which encompasses ultrasound Doppler, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P/1H) and imaging, motor nerve stimulation, high-resolution respirometry, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, and a host of molecular and cellular biology techniques.

Research Lab Website: 

Oxygen and Muscle Metabolism Laboratory