The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences
Renal and Cardiovascular Disease Research Laboratory
Welcome to the Renal and Cardiovascular Disease Research Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Our lab primarily conducts research regarding the effects that exercise and dietary modifications have on the development or progression of cardiovascular disease and other related metabolic disorders in chronic kidney disease patients. We conduct human clinical research as well as perform studies in animal models to decipher molecular and cellular mechanisms that may be responsible for the beneficial effects of lifestyle modifications on these disorders. The research questions and projects in our lab are often multi-disciplinary in nature, so we frequently collaborate with other laboratories in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health as well as other departments across the University of Illinois campus and at local clinics and hospitals.