The Division of Geriatric's Utah Vascular Research Lab (UVRL) has a long-standing interest in oxygen transport from air to tissue. Our group’s current research interests revolve around the link between vascular and skeletal muscle function. Specifically, we are interested in the mechanisms that appear to limit skeletal muscle function as the result of healthy aging and age-related diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, and hypertension.

One of the many potential candidates upon which we are currently focusing considerable attention is the role of oxidative stress in the regulation/dysregulation of skeletal muscle metabolism and vascular control.