The Exercise, Metabolism and Inflammation Lab (EMIL) employs a broad spectrum of techniques, spanning from whole-body metabolic measurement in humans down to advanced molecular analyses in isolated cells. Studies range from applied exercise interventions in clinical populations (e.g., patients with type 2 diabetes) to basic studies examining intracellular signaling pathways and gene expression in cultured cells. Human exercise intervention studies are focused around the health benefits of high-intensity interval training. Basic research focuses on links between metabolism and inflammation in cultured monocytes, adipose tissue, and brain cells. Current research interests in nutrition are centered around carbohydrate restriction for the treatment and prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.
EMIL`s area of interest lies in obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and the therapeutic effects of exercise and nutrition.