Human Countermeasures Laboratory

The purpose of HCL is the integrative study of nutritional and exercise countermeasures for the prevention and treatment of the effects of inactivity, aging and microgravity on musculoskeletal performance and disease. The lab’s approach is to identify environmental and genetic factors that contribute to inter-individual variability in muscle loss or variability in response to intervention.
Current clinical trials underway include examining the effect of dietary cholesterol on muscle hypertrophy with resistance exercise training in 60-69 year old men and women and the role of exercise on mediating progression of breast cancer cells.