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AJ Rosenberg


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Rich Severin
PI: Shane Phillips

Research Interests: Peripheral muscle adaptations due to cardiopulmonary and metabolic diseases, Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in orthopedic physical therapy patients.

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Shraddhali Sawant
PI: Deepika Laddu-Patel

Research Interests: Bone mineral density, body composition, body fat percentage

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Sara Sherman
PI: Tracy Baynard

Research Interests: The effects of exercise on autonomic and other cardiovascular adaptations in persons with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

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Natalia Lima
PI: Tracy Baynard

Research Interests: How chronic diseases and racial differences affect the cardiovascular system.

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Brooks Hibner
PI: Bo Fernhall

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Ahmad Sabbahi, PT, PhD
Graduated Aug 2018, Advisor Phillips

Where he is now…
Assistant Professor at South College in the School of Physical Therapy (started Aug 2019).


Georgios Grigoriadis, PhD
Graduated Aug 2020; Advisor Baynard

Where he is now…
Post-doctoral Associate at UIC with Dr. Shane Phillips in the Department of Physical Therapy (started Oct 2020).



Elizabeth C. Lefferts, PhD
Graduated Dec 2020; Advisor Fernhall

Where she is now…
Post-doctoral Associate at the Iowa State University with Dr. Duck-Chul Lee in the Department of Kinesiology (starting Jan 2021).



Neil J. McMillan, MS
Former IPL lab manager (2018-2020)

Where he is now…
PhD student at the University of Missouri, with Dr. Jaume Padilla in the Department of Exercise Physiology & Nutrition (started Aug 2020).


Thessa Hilgenkamp, PhD
Completed post-doc Aug 2019, Mentor Fernhall

Where she is now…
Assistant Professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas in the Department of Physical Therapy (started Aug 2019).


Wes Lefferts, PhD
Completed post-doc Aug 2020, Mentor Fernhall

Where he is now…
Assistant Professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Kinesiology (started Aug 2020).


Abeer Mohamed, MD, PhD
Completed post-doc Aug 2019, Mentor Phillips

Where she is now…
Assistant Professor at UIC in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes (started Aug 2019).


Kanokwan "Mandy" Bunsawat, PhD
Graduated Aug 2017; Advisor Baynard

Where she is now…
Starting a post-doc with Dr. Walter Wray at the University of Utah, in their Vascular Research Laboratory.


Alec Chaves, MS
Graduated Aug 2017; Advisor Haus

Where he is now…
Starting his PhD studies at East Carolina University in Human Bioenergetics.


Karia Coleman, MS
Graduated May 2014; Advisor Haus

Where s\he is now…
Currently building his existing personal training services.


Marc Cook, PhD
Completed Post-Doc Dec 2016; Mentor Brown

Where he is now…
Assistant professor at North Carolina A&T in the Human Performance and Leiusre Department.


Brian Ferguson, PhD
Post-doc through 2017; Mentor Clifford

Where he is now…
In Dec 2017, began his industry career as a Scientist with MyoKardia, in San Francisco, CA.


Kari Hultgren, MS, PA
Graduated May 2014; Advisor Baynard

Where she is now…
Graduated from PA school at Pacific University August 2016, and is currently a PA in Maui, Hawaii


Jan Kretsczhmar, PhD
Graduated Aug 2014; Advisor Brown

Where he is now…
Assistant professor in the newly-formed Exercise Science Department at Kings College in Wilkes Barre, PA


Chenyi Ling, PhD
Graduated May 2016; Advisor Brown

Where he is now…
In the United States Army with the goal of becoming an Army scientist


Abbi Lane-Cordova, PhD
Graduated Aug 2013; Advisor Fernhall

Where she is now…
Starting as an Assistant Professor in Aug 2017 at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Exercise Science.


Jacob Mey, PhD
Graduated May 2017; Advisor Haus

Where he is now…
Post-doctoral research associate at the Cleveland Clinic.


Austin Robinson, PhD
Graduated Aug 2016; Advisor Phillips

Where he is now…
Assistant Professor at Auburn University, in the School of Kinesiology (started Aug 2019).


Daniel White, PhD
Completed Post-doc Nov 2015; Mentor Fernhall

Where he is now…
Assistant Professor at the University of Houston-Victoria in the Department of Biology.


Yiyu (David) Wang, MS
Graduated May 2016; Advisor Baynard

Where he is now…
PhD student at Texas A&M in Motor Neuroscience.


Sanguok “Tommy” Wee
Graduated Dec 2017; Advisor Fernhall

Where he is now…
Assistant Professor at California State University at San Bernardino, in the Department of Kinesiology.