Principle Investigator

Kai Zou – Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Exercise Physiology, Skeletal Muscle Metabolism,

Office Location: Q-UL-32M
Telephone: 617.287.7282
Email: kai.zou@umb.edu

Graduate Students

Nicolas Berger – Ph.D. Student, Exercise and Health Sciences

Email: nicolas.berger001@umb.edu

Research Interests: mitochondrial quality control mechanisms, oxidative stress in metabolic dysfunction, & the role of physical activity and exercise in mediation of cellular restoration and homeostasis

Special Interests: listening to music, hiking, cycling, playing tennis, & watching sports

Hannah Grace Rosen (Grace) – M.S. Student, Biology

Email: hannah.rosen001@umb.edu

Research Interests: physiopathology of metabolic and progressive muscle wasting disorders, more specifically, type II diabetes & Duchenne muscular dystrophy; mitochondrial dynamics in skeletal muscle

Special Interests: reading, hiking, fishing, trying new foods, & traveling

Research Technician/Lab Manager

Jared Lourie – B.S. Biology. UMass Boston

Email: jared.lourie001@umb.edu

Special Interests: music, philosophy, STEM, fantasy, sci-fi, games, nature, & Zizek

Undergraduate Students

Diti Patel – Senior, Biology

Elizabeth Carey – Junior, Biology

Max Hodge – Senior, Biology

Taisha Georges – Junior, Exercise and Health Sciences

Mark Galvez – Exercise and Health Sciences

Romeo Nguyen Le – Junior, Biology

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students:

Benjamin Kugler – Ph.D. Exercise and Health Sciences. Currently Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Kansas Medical Center.

Anders Gundersen – M.S. Exercise and Health Sciences. Currently Clinical Research Coordinator at Oregon Medical Research Center.

James Tincknell – M.S. Exercise and Health Sciences. Currently Doctoral Student in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Program at the University of Missouri Columbia

Undergraduate Students:

Kelsie Rushlow – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences. Currently Medical Student, Medical University of the Americas.

Matthew Silkes – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Sasha Saunders – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences. MS student. Exercise and Health Sciences, UMass Boston.

Margaret Hale – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences. OR Clinical Operations. Massachusetts General Hospital.

Jessica Garcia – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences.

Nancy Eugene – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Yhasmin Dacanay – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Abigail Duguay – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences. Patient Observer. Massachusetts General Hospital.

Bergomi Francois – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences. Laboratory Assistant. Boston Heart Diagnostics.

Paul MacDonald – B.S. Biology. Lab Facility Manager. Servier Pharmaceuticals

Meaghan Anderson – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences. MS student. Exercise and Health Sciences, UMass Boston.

Paul Nguyen – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences. Assistant Scientist. Sigilon Therapeutics, Inc.

Sumaya Abdi – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Naika Williams – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Abir Ali – B.S. Biology

Baby Lenga Kalemba – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Edzana DosSantos – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Nana Lin – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Alexander ReyesNegron – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Annalisa Schoenhoefer – Senior, Exercise and Health Sciences

Nicole Look – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Atsutaro Fujishiro (Akkun) – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Adeola Olatunji – B.S. Exercise and Health Sciences

Vrusti Kapadia – Sophmore, Biology

Visiting Scholars:

Dr. Junhan Li – Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chengdu Sport Institute

Dr. Wenqian Deng – Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chengdu Sport Institute