Current

Fall 2017 – Summer 2018: Collaborative effort between School of Nursing and Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, UT Austin

  • This project involves DXA scans and blood analyses focusing on biomarkers involved in  inflammation, coagulation, and vascular health in HIV positive individuals. The focus is to investigate the underlying mechanism involved in the increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes in this population

Spring 2017 – Spring 2018: Service for the Department of Psychology, UT Austin

  • The project involves phlebotomy on about 300 subjects over the next year as part of a larger cross-sectional study looking at the role of genetics in mental health.

Fall 2016 – Spring 2020: Service for the Department of Nutritional Sciences, UT Austin

  • This is a 3-year project involving about 400 CLIA-certified glucose and HbA1c analyses at the beginning and end of each school year. It is part of an intervention examining gardening, nutrition, and cooking classes in elementary schools. Lipids and inflammatory cytokines will be done as batch analyses on all of the samples at the end of the 3-year intervention

Spring 2016 – Spring 2018: Collaborative effort within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, UT Austin

  • The project involves the examination of dorsal root ganglia receptor proteins in order to investigate mechanisms underlying the altered exercise pressor response with chronic disease.