The overall mission of the Applied Metabolism & Physiology Laboratory (AMP lab) is to study the pathophysiology of diseases affecting well-being such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. We are also deeply committed to understanding how exercise/physical activity can be used as medicine in the prevention or treatment for these conditions.

To accomplish this mission, we conduct applied in vivo assessments of insulin resistance, endothelial function, aerobic fitness, body composition, substrate metabolism, inflammation and appetite to conduct translational studies in people as well as basic research that include cell culture experiments. As a result, our service is to provide people across the lifespan and fitness levels with a better understanding of how to implement exercise into the day and couple this with knowledge of how food and/or medication may impact the effect of exercise on health and well-being in the community. 

If you have any interest in our lab, and would like to learn more about the program, please feel free to contact lab co-director Steve Malin.