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 spends productive sabbatical month at University of Valencia, Spain

Friday, October 20, 2017: Li Li Ji, Ph.D., professor and director of the LPHES in the School of Kinesiology, has finished a one-month visit to the University of Valencia, Spain, as part of his planned sabbatical activity. During his stay, he met with the University’s Faculty of Medicine led by Dr. Josè Viña, and with Dr. Carmen Gomez, a … Continue reading Ji spends productive sabbatical month at University of Valencia, Spain


Three Kinesiology faculty give lectures on exercise and healthy aging in Chinese cities in June

Tuesday, July 11, 2017: School of Kinesiology professors Juergen Konczak, Ph.D., Li Li Ji, Ph.D., and Michael Wade, Ph.D.,  gave invited lectures at one international conference and three Chinese universities  from June 9 through June 15. Their talks centered broadly around a theme of exercise and healthy aging, and how age-related changes in older adults affect balance and posture. … Continue reading Three Kinesiology faculty give lectures on exercise and healthy aging in Chinese cities in June


Tianou Zhang, Kinesiology PhD candidate, to present at U’s Doctoral Research Showcase April 11

Monday, March 27, 2017: The University’s tenth annual Doctoral Research Showcase will include a presentation by Tianou Zhang, Kinesiology Ph.D. candidate and advisee of Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology. The Showcase will be held Tuesday, April 11 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union. The goal of the … Continue reading Tianou Zhang, Kinesiology PhD candidate, to present at U’s Doctoral Research Showcase April 11


Ji receives Grant-in-Aid for research

Thursday, December 8, 2016: Li Li Ji, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science has received a Grant-in-Aid. The title of the study is “In vivo DNA Transfection and Sarcopenia: A Mouse Model.” This research will be supported from January 2017 until June 2018. Administered through the Office of the Vice President … Continue reading Ji receives Grant-in-Aid for research


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


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


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