Experimental Biology is a national research conference held annually that facilitates the exchange of cutting edge ideas, networking opportunities among colleagues, and professional advice from experts from all over the world. Faculty and graduate/undergraduate students from the Division of Exercise Physiology had a strong footing this year at the conference which was held in San Diego, CA.
 
Ph.D. candidates from the Division of Exercise Physiology presenting their own work at the conference were Kayla Branyan, Evan DeVallance, and Kent Lemaster. Their work examined the role of arterial dysfunction in the Metabolic syndrome. In particular, Evan DeVallance (Phd Student in Dr Chantler’s lab) had a very busy time at the conference presenting 3 oral talks (two at overlapping sessions) and 3 posters.
 
Undergraduate students from the Division of Exercise Physiology, Whitney Sheets and Ashlee Seldomridge, presented data collected in Dr. Frisbee’s and Dr. Chantler’s labs, respectively.
 
Dr. Olfert gave a keynote talk and chaired a session entitled “Omics Applications in Metabolic Physiology”. The labs at West Virginia University are led by faculty mentors, Dr. Mark Olfert, Dr. Randy Bryner, Jefferson Frisbee, and Dr. Paul Chantler. 

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Dr. Olfert, Steve Brooks (PhD student in Dr Frisbee’s lab), Evan DeVallance (PhD student in Dr Chantler's lab), Kayla Branyan (PhD student in Dr Chantler's lab), Dr. Chantler, Whiteny Sheets, Kent Remaster (PhD student in Dr Chantler's lab), Ashlee Seldmoridge, Dr. Bryner.
 

Whitney Sheets (Undergraduate in EXPH) presenting her work entitled "Interventions Blunting Systemic Inflammation and Oxidant Stress Improve Depressive Symptoms and Vascular Function in a Model of Metabolic Syndrome” during the Physiology - Microcirculation: Microvascular Pathophysiology-Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Translational Aspects section. Monday April 4th. At Experimental Biology San Diego, CA.

Ashlee Seldomridge (Undergraduate in EXPH) presenting her work entitled "Detrimental Changes in Perivascular Adipose Gene Expression in Metabolic Syndrome” during the Physiology - Diabetes and Insulin Resistance II section. Monday April 4th. At Experimental Biology San Diego, CA.