CCAA Cardiorespiratory Lab

Researchers

Paterson_photoDonald H. Paterson, PhD - CCAA Research Director

MA (Western), PhD (Toronto)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences

Office: Room 411B - Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 81606
Email: dpaterso@uwo.ca

Professor Paterson’s research is focused on the cardiovascular system and muscle metabolism in response to exercise, and in particular the oxygen uptake kinetics. Some studies focus on older subjects and age-related changes in the exercise response.  Exercise training and chronic adaptations in cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscle metabolism are also of interest. Additionally, studies have been carried out to explore the interrelationships of cardiorespiratory fitness and activity with quality of life (and morbidity) in older adults.

 

John KowalchukJohn M. Kowalchuk, PhD

MSc (Waterloo), PhD (McMaster)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences

Office: Room 411C - Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 81605
Email: jkowalch@uwo.ca


Professor Kowalchuk’s interests are centered around cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic adaptations and control with exercise and ageing. He studies the mechanisms determining the rate of adaptation of O2 uptake and blood flow following a sudden change in energy requirement in young and older adults using: breath-by-breath techniques for measuring gas exchange (O2 uptake; CO2 output); near-infrared spectroscopy to measure muscle oxygenation; Doppler ultrasound techniques for measuring central and peripheral beat-by-beat blood flow; computer modeling to study the time course of adaptation of gas exchange and blood flow; and blood sampling, muscle biopsy and magnetic resonance spectroscopic techniques for studying muscle metabolism.

 

David CunninghamDavid Cunningham, PhD

MSc (Western), PhD (Alberta)
Professor Emeritus, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences

Office: Room 411A - Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building
Phone: 519-661-1605 ext. 81605
Email: cunningh@uwo.ca

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Don Paterson
Research Director
519.661.1606
dpaterso@uwo.ca

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