Screen_Shot_2022-05-05_at_3.03.09_PM.pngWe in the Applied Metabolism & Physiology Laboratory (AMP Lab) conduct clinical translational research to prevent/treat obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. To accomplish this, we view exercise as a “drug” and focus on improving metabolic health by optimizing the prescription of exercise in people at risk for chronic disease. We study the interaction of exercise intensity/mode with nutrient intake, pharmacology, and/or bariatric surgery to maximize improvements in insulin sensitivity, beta-cell function, substrate oxidation, inflammation, appetite and endothelial function.

Directed by Steve Malin, Ph.D.