Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Graduate Student Directory

Jeremy Bigalke

Jeremy Bigalke

  • PhD Candidate, Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Sleep Physiology
  • Neural Control of Cardiovascular Function
  • Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Functions of the Orexin System
  • Pathophysiology of Insomnia

Education

  • MS, Kinesiology, Michigan Technological University, 2019
  • BS, Physiology, Michigan State University, 2017
Abigail Botz

Abigail Botz

  • MS Candidate, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Postural Sway and Gait Variability 

Education

  • BS, Exercise Science, Michigan Technological University, 2019
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 
Ben Cockfield

Ben Cockfield

  • MS Candidate, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Blood Flow Restriction Exercise
  • Cost of Transport
  • Environmental Physiology

Education

  • BS, Exercise Science, Michigan Technological University, 2018
Hannah Cunningham

Hannah Cunningham

  • MS Candidate, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Chronic Sleep Restriction in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Pain Perception
  • Pain Physiology

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2018
Joshua Gonzalez

Joshua Gonzalez

  • PhD Candidate, 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
Ian Greenlund

Ian Greenlund

  • PhD Candidate, Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Neurovascular Control of Blood Pressure
  • Sleep and Autonomic Physiology
  • Sex as a Key Biological Variable
  • Mechanisms of Hypertension
  • Arterial Stiffness
  • Sleep Restriction and Deprivation Models 

Education

  • MS, Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 2018
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 2016
Stephen Hook

Stephen Hook

  • MS Candidate, Kinesiology

Education

  • BS, Exercise Science, Creighton University, 2015
Andrew Meverden

Andrew Meverden

  • MS Candidate, Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Upper Body Cycling VO2 Max
  • Cardiovascular Response to Exercise Stress Testing 
  • EKG Response to Exercise Stress Testing

Education

  • BS, Exercise Science, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2015
  • BLS/ACLS Certified, 2016
  • Member of American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2016 - Present
  • Current Clinical Exercise Physiologist in Cardiopulmonary Rehab, 2016 - Present
Jessica Pitts

Jessica Pitts

  • MS Candidate, 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 Candidate, 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 Candidate, Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

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

Education

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

Isaac Wedig

  • PhD Candidate, 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