Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene & Exercise Science

Research in LPHES focuses on the following topics of exercise science:

 The balance of free radicals and antioxidants

 Exercise and nutrition as medicine

 Hypertension and blood lipid management to reduce risk of heart disease

 Interaction of exercise and genetics on risk factors for coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes

 Relationships between oxygen uptake kinetics and mobility in the elderly

 Metabolic syndrome and lifestyle modification

Lab News

Tianou Zhang presents at Journey Through Science Day in New York

Monday, December 21, 2015: Tianou Zhang, Kinesiology PhD student advised by Li Li Ji, PhD, presented his research on “Absorption and Elimination of Oat Avenanthramides (AVA) in Humans after Acute Consumption of Oat Cookies” at the Journey Through Science Day December 14 in New York. The event was sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and PepsiCo.  Fifty exceptional students and early … Continue reading Tianou Zhang presents at Journey Through Science Day in New York [Read Full Story]


Ji publishes three research articles, has a fourth in-press

Friday, October 2, 2015: Dr. Li Li Ji, professor and director in the School of Kinesiology, has a number of recent publications. His co-authored article in the European Journal of Applied Physiology entitled  Avenanthramide supplementation attenuates eccentric exercise-inflicted blood inflammatory markers in women reports the finding that human subjects consuming oats containing a high level of the antioxidant avenanthramides were protected from blood … Continue reading Ji publishes three research articles, has a fourth in-press [Read Full Story]


School of Kinesiology director Li Li Ji presents at International Congress of Stress Biology and Medicine

Tuesday, September 29, 2015: Dr. Li Li Ji, professor of kinesiology and director of the School of Kinesiology, was an invited speaker at the 7th International Congress of Stress Biology and Medicine  (ICSBM), held September 16-19 in Huangshan City, China. Dr. Ji organized a symposium entitled “Stress and Exercise” and gave a lecture, “Skeletal muscle disuse atrophy is caused by discord … Continue reading School of Kinesiology director Li Li Ji presents at International Congress of Stress Biology and Medicine [Read Full Story]


Leon publishes on sarcopenia

Monday, July 27, 2015: Dr. Arthur Leon, MD,  professor in the School of Kinesiology, and director emeritus of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES), has published an article, “Attenuation of Adverse Effects of Aging on Skeletal Muscle by Regular Exercise and Nutritional Support,” in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. According to the abstract, Leon’s article “reviews the underlying biological … Continue reading Leon publishes on sarcopenia [Read Full Story]


Ji, Hoffman travel to Chinese universities to help promote physical activity programs

Monday, June 29, 2015: A delegation of physical activity directors led by Dr. Li Li Ji, director of the School of Kinesiology,  visited four universities in China this month to share strategies for promoting physical fitness among university students.  The American Culture Center (ACC) in Sports delegation included Ms. Brandi Hoffman from Kinesiology, director of the Physical Activity Program … Continue reading Ji, Hoffman travel to Chinese universities to help promote physical activity programs [Read Full Story]


Students, faculty, & alumni represent at ACSM conference

Thursday, May 28, 2015: School of Kinesiology students and faculty have a prominent presence at this year’s American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference in San Diego, California. School alumni are also co-presenters in several of the poster presentations. Symposiums Mitochondrial Remodeling Resulting from Muscle Contraction and Disuse: Role of PGC-1 and Sirt3 – Dr. Li Li Ji Thematic Poster Presentations Competitive Marathon Runners … Continue reading Students, faculty, & alumni represent at ACSM conference [Read Full Story]


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