Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory

Research involves the collection of blood and muscle tissue from subjects before, during and after exercise:

  • Muscle tissue is often used for measurements of metabolites that may accumulate in muscle during exercise and to define the direct impact of exercise and/or dietary interventions on both the quality and quantity of muscle.
  • Procedures used in these analyses include microscopy, histochemistry, and enzymatic analysis of muscle metabolites and enzyme activities.
  • Blood samples are often used for measurement of health markers including blood lipid profile, liver function indicators, circulating hormone concentrations, blood concentrations of immune system factors, and levels of metabolites and fuels that accumulate during exercise.