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Jonathan F. Groot, PhD


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Massimo Venturelli, MS, PhD


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Heidi Britton

Heidi Britton

After almost three years as a clinical research coordinator with our group, Heidi left the UVRL in August 2013 and is now working as a clinical trials coordinator at Gilead Sciences.

Steve Ives

Steve Ives

After completing a doctorate and post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. Ives left the UVRL in August of 2013 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

John McDaniel

John McDaniel

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. McDaniel left the UVRL in October of 2010 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Physiology at Kent State University in Kent, Oh.

Anette Fjeldstad

Anette Fjeldstad

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. Fjeldstad left the UVRL in August of 2011 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers

After two years as a clinical research coordinator with our group, Amy left the UVRL in October 2014 and is now working as a clinical research coordinator in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah.

Zachary Barrett-O’Keefe

Zachary Barrett-O’Keefe

Dr. Barrett-O'Keefe successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in spring 2015, and is currently working as an echocardiographer at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Simran Sidhu

Simran Sidhu

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. Sidhu left the UVRL in June of 2015 and is currently a Lecturer in physiology at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia.

Joshua F. Lee

Joshua F. Lee

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. Lee left the UVRL in June of 2015 and is now working as a scientific liaison at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.

Matthew J. Rossman

Matthew J. Rossman

Dr. Rossman successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in spring 2015, and was recently awarded a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Doug Seals at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Melissa A.H. Witman

Melissa A.H. Witman

After completing her doctoral work and a post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. Witman left the UVRL in July of 2015, and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE.

Ryan Garten

Ryan Garten

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. Garten left the UVRL in June of 2015 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Song-Young Park

Song-Young Park

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. Park left the UVRL in August of 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Corey Hart

Corey Hart

Dr. Hart completed his graduate training at the UVRL in May of 2016, and is currently employed as a Lead Physiologist at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Jayson Gifford

Jayson Gifford

Jayson completed his doctoral work (2015) and postdoctoral fellowship at the UVRL (2017).  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology and Gerontology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Simon Malenfant

Simon Malenfant

After completing his first post-doctoral training year with our group, Dr. Malenfant left the UVRL in August of 2017 to accept a position as a medical student at Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada.

Thomas Hureau

Thomas Hureau

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. Hureau left the UVRL in August of 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor in Physiology at the University of Strasbourg University of Strasbourg in France

Ashley Nelson, MD

Ashley Nelson

After completing his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and several years as an Assistant Professor with our group, Dr. Nelson left the UVRL in 2017 and is currently an Internal Medicine Physician, specializing in Intensive Care. Dr. Nelson currently practices at several local hospitals, including Lakeview Hospital, St Mark's Hospital, and the Wyoming Medical Center.

Heather Clifton

Heather Clifton

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. Clifton left the UVRL in June of 2018 to accept a position as a Faculty Research Associate at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Oh Sung Kwon

Oh Sung Kwon

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship with our group, Dr. Kwon left the UVRL in December of 2018 and is currently an Assisstant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut.

Gwenael Layec

Gwenael Layec

Dr. Layec joined the UVRL as a postdoctoral fellow in 2010. After completion of his fellowship and three years as a junior faculty member with our group, he left the UVRL in August of 2018, and is now an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusets Amherst.

Stephen M. Ratchford

Stephen M. Ratchford

Dr. Ratchford was a postdoctoral fellow at the UVRL from 2016 to 2019, and is now an Assistant Professor of Health & Exercise Science at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

James Cerbie

James Cerbie

After completing 2 years of training with our group, James left the UVRL in January of 2020 and moved to Santa Cruz, California to start his own performance-based company, Rebel Performance.