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Regulatory Mechanisms of Vascular Structure and Function

This is a five-year program grant funded by The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant program supporting the overarching goal to increase our mechanistic understanding of human cardiovascular regulation. Innovative aspects of both the long term goals and short term objectives of this research program include the unique application of current technology to systematically examine the acute and chronic regulation of arterial structure and function and the development of new technology to examine the link between adaptations in arteries and the impact on the distribution of blood flow within skeletal muscles.

PhD candidate Lisa Cotie has been examining the factors regulating arterial compliance and endothelial function while MSc. student Greg McGill and recent graduate Dr. Katharine Currie conducted studies to compare the effects of different exercise programs on arterial structure and function.

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