Graduate Student Directory

Jessica Bruning

Jessica Bruning

  • PhD Candidate, Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Neural Control of Cardiovascular Function
  • Underlying Mechanisms of Congestive Heart Failure 
  • Neural Mechanisms of Exercise Training in Regulating Autonomic and Cardiovascular Function

Education

  • MSPBE, Biology, Northern Michigan University, 2017
  • BS, Biology, Northern Michigan University, 2015 
Xinqian (Sherry) Chen

Xinqian (Sherry) Chen

  • PhD Student, Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • The role of orexin system on stress-induced hypertension in rats
  • Neuroinflammation and hypertension
  • Neural mechanism of Exercise training on stress-induced hypertension

Education

  • MS, Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 2020
  • BS, Biological Sciences ,Shenzhen University, 2019
Ashley Hawke

Ashley Hawke

  • PhD Student, Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Application of Exoskeletons for Safe Patient Handling
  • Evaluation of Intervention Methods for Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Roofers
  • Occupational Biomechanics & Injury Prevention
  • Neuromuscular Function & Dysfunction

Education

  • MS, Exercise Science, Northern Michigan University, 2019
  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2016
  • BS, Exercise Science, Michigan Technological University, 2016
Emma Huhta

Emma Huhta

  • MS Student, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation 
 

Education

  • BS, Exercise Science, Central Michigan University, 2019
 
Isaac Lennox

Isaac Lennox

  • MS Student, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Exercise as medicine in rural populations 
  • Physical activity as a vital sign 
  • Blood flow restriction training

Education

  • BS, Kinesiology, Lake Superior State University, 2021
Greg Miodonski

Greg Miodonski

  • MS Student, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Autonomic Regulation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Neural Mechanisms of Heart Failure
  • Pathogenesis of Congestive Heart Failure

Education

  • BS, Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 2019
Carmen Scarfone

Carmen Scarfone

  • MS Student, Kinesiology
Steven Stelly

Steven Stelly

  • PhD Candidate, Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Human Physiology
    • Basic
    • Environmental Stress
    • Disease Stress
    • Exercise Stress

Education

  • MS, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2015
  • BS, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2013
Isaac Wedig

Isaac Wedig

  • PhD Student, Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Resistance training and muscular adaptations
  • Mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy
  • Blood flow restriction training
  • Nutrition and training strategies for optimized body composition 

Education

  • MS, Exercise Science, Northern Michigan University, 2016
  • BS, Biology/Physiology, Northern Michigan University, 2014