Faculty

Markus Amann, PhD, MS

Dr. Amann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Bioemgineering at the University of Utah. He is studying the role of group III/IV muscle afferents in regulating ventilatory and cardiovascular responses to physical activity in humans and the role of t... Read More

Research Interests: Autonomic Dysfunction, Cardiovascular Physiology, Fatigue, Neurosciences

Email: markus.amann@utah.edu

Phone: 801-582-1565-Ext-4358

Russell Richardson, PhD

Dr. Richardson joined the University of Utah in 2007 with joint appointments in the Department of Internal Medicine - Division of Geriatrics, and the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. He became a tenured professor in each department in 2010. Dr. Richardson directs the Utah Vascular Research Laboratory (UVRL) located at the Salt Lake VA Medi... Read More

Email: r.richardson@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-582-1565-Ext-4344

Joel D. Trinity, PhD

Dr. Trinity is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology. Dr. Trinity joined the UVRL in 2009 after completing his doctoral training at The University of Texas at Austin. Utilizing an integrative approach that combines in-vivo and in-vitro ... Read More

Research Interests: Blood Flow, Cardiovascular Physiology, Endothelium, Vascular, Exercise and Aging, Hypertension, Nitric Oxide

Email: joel.trinity@utah.edu

Phone: 512-689-2187

D. Walter Wray, PhD, MSc

Dr. Wray joined the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Utah as a Research Assistant Professor in 2008. He is a founding member of the Utah Vascular Research Laboratory (www.uvrl.org), a consortium that is affiliated with the University of Utah (Departments of Internal Medicine and Nutrition and Integrative Physiology) and the Salt Lake Cit... Read More

Research Interests: Angiotensin II, Autonomic Nervous System, Baroreflex, Endothelin-1, Endothelium, Exercise and Aging, Nitric Oxide, Oxidative Stress and Disease, Peripheral sympathetic nerve recording, Receptors, Adrenergic, alpha, Regional Blood Flow, Sympathetic Nervous System, Ultrasonography, Doppler

Email: walter.wray@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-582-1565-Ext-1556

Gwenael Layec, PhD

After completing my doctorate at the University of Mediteranee (Centre de Résonance Magnétique Biologique et Médicale, UMR CNRS 6612) in the area of human muscle bioenergetics using magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging techniques, I joined the UVRL in 2010 for my post-doctoral training. During my post-doctoral fellowship, my research activit... Read More

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Physiology, Geriatrics, Human Physiology, Metabolism, Mitochondria, Musculoskeletal Physiology, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

Email: gwenael.layec@utah.edu

Ash D. Nelson, MD

I went to medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and trained at the Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency at Baystate Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine.  After serving as the Internal Medicine Chief Resident at Baystate Medical Center, I moved to Utah where I competed a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the Uni... Read More

Specialties: Pulmonary

Email: ash.nelson@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-7806