Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene & Exercise Science

Research topics

 Role of free radicals and antioxidant in skeletal muscle health

 Cell signaling and muscle adaptation to acute and chronic exercise

 Molecular mechanism of muscle disuse atrophy

 Antioxidant and phytochemical supplementation

 Mechanism and prevention of Sarcopenia

 Mitochondrial homeostasis and dynamics


Lab News

Ji, Hoffman to present at AORE Summit Series

Thursday, October 13, 2016: Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES), and Mitch Hoffman, RecWell director of the Center for Outdoor Adventure, will be co-presenting at the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) 2016 Summit Series with Jeannette Stawski, Executive Director of AORE. Their presentation topic is “AORE’s Advocacy Abroad: … Continue reading Ji, Hoffman to present at AORE Summit Series [Read Full Story]


Leon named Top Doctor of the Year in Higher Education by IAOTP

Monday, June 20, 2016: Arthur Leon, M.D., School of Kinesiology professor, has been named 2016-17 “Top Doctor of the Year in Higher Education” by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). IAOTP is an international boutique networking organization that identifies the most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, be keynote speakers, and … Continue reading Leon named Top Doctor of the Year in Higher Education by IAOTP [Read Full Story]


Ji, LPHES lab members presenting at ACSM

Tuesday, May 31, 2016: This week at the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting in Boston, Li Li Ji, PhD, Kinesiology professor  and director, and director of  the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES), will be making the following presentations with lab members: Protection of Avenanthramides On TNFα-induced Muscle Cell Atrophy Via NFκB Inhibition (Dongwook Yeo, Kinesiology … Continue reading Ji, LPHES lab members presenting at ACSM [Read Full Story]


Leon receives 2016 Honor Award from American College of Sports Medicine

Thursday, May 19, 2016: Arthur Leon, M.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology, has been selected by the American College of Sports Medicine as a 2016 Honors Award recipient. This award is granted to an individual with a distinguished career of outstanding scientific and scholarly contributions to sports medicine and/or the exercise sciences. Dr. Leon received his B.S. from … Continue reading Leon receives 2016 Honor Award from American College of Sports Medicine [Read Full Story]


Zhang awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Thursday, April 28, 2016: Doctoral candidate Tianou “Tino” Zhang has been awarded a prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year from the University of Minnesota’s Graduate School. Zhang’s research, “Dietary Antioxidant Protection against Inflammation in Exercise and Obesity,” is conducted in the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science. Zhang intends to research whether oats and olive oil supplementation can increase … Continue reading Zhang awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship [Read Full Story]


Ji gives keynote address on Globalization of Kinesiology at ICHPER-SD conference

Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director and professor in the School of Kinesiology, gave an opening  keynote address on “Globalization of Kinesiology” at the SHAPE America National Convention and Exposition held in Minneapolis earlier this month. Ji’s keynote was presented to the International Council on Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICHPER-SD), which met in conjunction with SHAPE America. … Continue reading Ji gives keynote address on Globalization of Kinesiology at ICHPER-SD conference [Read Full Story]


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