Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Graduate Student Directory

Jessica Bruning

Jessica Bruning

  • PhD Candidate, Kinesiology

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
Joshua Gonzalez

Joshua Gonzalez

  • PhD student, Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control
  • Vaporized Nicotine and Autonomic Regulation
  • Fasting and Orthostatic Tolerance 

Education

  • MS, Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2017
  • BS, Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 2015
Emma Huhta

Emma Huhta

  • MS student, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation 
 

Education

  • BS, Exercise Science, Central Michigan University, 2019
 
Ari Laiho

Ari Laiho

  • MS student, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Balance recovery
  • Fall prevention
  • Diabetes and exercise in rural populations

Education

  • BS, Exercise Science, Michigan Technological University, May 2020
Corey Miller

Corey Miller

  • MS student, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Affects of Vaporized Nicotine 

Education

  • BS, Exercise Science, Michigan Technological University, 2019 
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
Jenna Phelps

Jenna Phelps

  • MS student, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Sports Performance
  • Sports and Fitness Management 

Education

  • BS, Sports and Fitness Management, Michigan Technological University, 2015 
Jamie Phillips

Jamie Phillips

  • MS student, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • COVID-19 and Exercise
  • Sports Nutrition

Education

  • BS, Exercise Science, Michigan Technological University, 2016
Jessica Pitts

Jessica Pitts

  • MS student, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Balance Recovery
  • Postural Sway and Gait Variability
  • Fall Prevention 

Education

  • B.S, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, The College of William and Mary, 2019 
Andrea Serrano

Andrea Serrano

  • PhD student, Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Balance and Postural Control
  • Risk of Falls
  • Gait Variability
  • Neuropathic Foot 

Education

  • MS, Kinesiology, Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico", 2018
  • BS, Exercise Science, Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico", 2015 
Steven Stelly

Steven Stelly

  • PhD student, 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