Exercise Genetics Laboratory

The Exercise Genetics Laboratory identifies biological mediators of adaptions to exercise training and elucidates the mechanistic basis for chronic disease associated with low levels of fitness. The lab uses the genetic/genomic approaches, quantitative trait (QTL) mapping and haplotype analysis, to investigate the genetic basis for individual variation in response to exercise training.

Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory

The Exercise & Sports Nutrition Lab (ESNL) evaluates the interaction between exercise and nutrition on health, disease and human performance. The lab’s mission is to help disseminate research findings to the scientific and lay communities through research presentations, publications, media interviews and individual and group counseling.

Health Promotion and Genomics Lab

The Health Promotion and Genomics Lab focuses on the cutting-edge field of public health genomics. The lab’s mission is to train and engage health educators to maximize the benefits of genomic discoveries and minimize the potential harm to the lay public and underserved populations.

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.

Laboratory For Diversity In Sport

LDS is part of the Center for Sport Management Research and Education and is dedicated to producing and disseminating research related to all forms of diversity within the sport and leisure context.

Laboratory For The Study Of Intercollegiate Athletics

The Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (LSIA) is an interdisciplinary research and training laboratory that examines major concepts and issues related to the management and conduct of all levels of intercollegiate athletics.

Office of Digital Learning Technologies

The Office of Digital Learning Technologies (DLT) develops and delivers the online courses and programs offered through HLKN. The office employs a team of staff, graduate assistants, and student workers to ensure the best possible learning experience for students enrolled in its courses.
The DLT provides instructional design recommendations to faculty and multimedia production of learning content, and builds the courses within the learning management systems used by HLKN.

Muscle Biology Laboratory

The focus of MBL is to better understand the fundamental mechanisms controlling skeletal muscle protein homeostasis. Current studies focus on alterations of muscle protein synthesis and degradation with advancing age, after exercise and during periods of stimulated microgravity or disuse.

Motor Behavior Laboratories

The Motor Behavior Laboratories is comprised of four laboratories: the Coordination Dynamics Laboratory, the Motor Development Laboratory, the Motor Control Laboratory and the Motor Learning/Control Laboratory.
Studies developed and undertaken in the Coordination Dynamics Laboratory focus on identifying the perception-action processes that underlie the control and learning of multi-joint limb movements.  The Motor Development Laboratory is involved in inquiry related to motor behavior from a developmental perspective. 

Redox Biology & Cell Signaling Laboratory

The RBCSL is dedicated to investigating the role of pro-oxidants in normal skeletal muscle function as well as skeletal muscle dysfunction with physical inactivity and disease. The goals of the lab are (a) to reduce the human suffering and increase the quality of life of Texans and Americans afflicted by skeletal muscle wasting with heart disease, muscular dystrophy, etc. and (b) to substantially reduce the risk and incidence of modern chronic disease by improving the function and antioxidant state of skeletal muscle.


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