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

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 exercises 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]


Kinesiology doctoral student Greg Rhodes named to ski instructor’s national team

Friday, April 22, 2016: School of Kinesiology exercise physiology doctoral student Greg Rhodes, M.Ed., has been named to the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) National Team for 2016-20 in Nordic Cross Country. The PSIA-AASI Team is formed every four years following a rigorous selection process that enables PSIA-AASI to select the … Continue reading Kinesiology doctoral student Greg Rhodes named to ski instructor’s national team [Read Full Story]


Zhang presents poster at American Society for Nutrition annual meeting in San Diego

Monday, April 11, 2016: Tianou Zhang, Kinesiology Ph.D. candidate advised by Li Li Ji, Ph.D., professor and director in the School of Kinesiology, presented his research study on “Oat Avenanthramides (AVA) Are Bioavailable in Humans after Acute Consumption of Oat Cookies”at a poster session at the 80th American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting in conjunction with Experimental Biology … Continue reading Zhang presents poster at American Society for Nutrition annual meeting in San Diego [Read Full Story]


Holst-Wolf, Zhang finalists in CEHD Three Minute Thesis competition

Thursday, April 7, 2016: On March 22, 2016, School of Kinesiology doctoral candidates, Jessica Holst-Wolf (biomechanics emphasis) and Tianou Zhang (exercise physiology emphasis), along with six other CEHD PhD students had three minutes to concisely and effectively explain their research project in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience in CEHD’s new Research Day competition, Three Minute Thesis (3MT). Presentations … Continue reading Holst-Wolf, Zhang finalists in CEHD Three Minute Thesis competition [Read Full Story]


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