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Facilities and Equipment

Normobaric Hypoxic Chamber

Normobaric Hypoxic Chamber

This system can simulate altitudes up to 18,000 ft for studying the physiological effects of hypoxia.

GE Lunar DEXA Scanning Device

GE Lunar DEXA scanning deviceThis device provides highly accurate measurements of bone density, muscle mass, and body composition both in humans and small laboratory animals.

Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer
Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer

This machine is used to assess muscle function including strength, power, and endurance.

Sensormedics Vmax Metabolic cart
Sensormedic Vmax metabolic cart

This cart is used to quantify metabolic variables such as oxygen uptake, carbon dioxide production, minute ventilation, and food substrate utilization both during exercise and at rest.

Olympus Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope

Olympus Laser Scanning Confocal MicroscopeThis microscope is essential to our studies of structural changes in neuromuscular junctions following increased/decreased activity.

Olympus Light Microscope

Olympus Light MicroscopeThis microscope assists us in determining the effects of aging and changes in activity patterns on muscle fiber type composition and fiber size.

Grass Muscle Stimulator

Grass Muscle StimulatorThis stimulator is used to determine the efficacy with which the nervous system activates contracting skeletal muscle.