- PhD, Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
- MS, Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
- BS, Kinesiology, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
I am interested in how the central and peripheral components of the cardiovascular system interact with peripheral metabolic pathways to establish adequate oxygen delivery to tissues. Specifically, how local factors such as reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide impact ‘upstream’ delivery and ‘downstream’ usage of oxygen in skeletal muscle/mitochondria in health and disease. The goal of my research is to gain a greater understanding of the mechanisms which contribute to dysfunction at the interface of the vascular and skeletal muscle systems.