An Educational Experience: Post-Graduate Cardiovascular Research

Last week I had the opportunity to spend the day at the University of Virginia with my research advisor, Dr. Robin Looft-Wilson. The primary purpose of our visit was to attend the annual Robert M. Berne Lecture, which was given this year by Dr. Bruce Spiegelman, a professor of biology at Harvard University. In addition […]

Abstract: Exercise and PGC-1alpha Expression


We have all probably heard of the many benefits of exercise. One of the biggest impacts of exercise is the improvement of vascular health. However, what changes do our genes undergo as we become more exercise trained? In this project, I will explore the epigenetic changes that occur as a result of exercise training. The purpose of this research […]

Final Comments

My ten week venture in the lab is coming to an end as today marks the end of week #9.  This summer has definitely had it’s ups and downs.  After all this hard work, I definitely feel accomplished.  I was not as successful in my research ventures as I would have hoped, but we have […]