• The University of Houston's premier physiology laboratory
    LABORATORY OF INTEGRATED PHYSIOLOGY
    Leading edge research in:
    EXERCISE IMMUNOLOGY
    SPACE PHYSIOLOGY
    CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
    HEALTHY AGING
  • MARKOFSKI RESEARCH GROUP
    Dr. Markofski is focused on developing acute and chronic exercise and nutritional
    strategies to promote healthy aging. She is particularly interested in the interaction
    between the immune system and muscle, specifically the influence of exercise
    and nutrition on monocytes. By studying the effects of exercise and nutrition
    on muscle function, we can identify and understand biomarkers associated
    with disease risk in aging populations.
  • PARK RESEARCH GROUP
    Research in role of physical activity and exercise training in preventing vascular
    dysfunction in obesity, type 2 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, hypertension,
    aging (Alzheimers) and Elucidating the mechanisms in which vascular function
    is altered by the sequelae of the diseases.
  • SIMPSON RESEARCH GROUP
    Research research interests are focused on the effects that exercise, age and disease
    has on immune function. Dr Simpson's research team are focused on understanding the
    mechanisms by which regular physical exercise appears to negate the onset of
    immunosenescence during the natural course of aging.
  • LAVOY RESEARCH GROUP
    Dr. LaVoy studies the impact of physical and psychological stressors on immune
    health, with a focus on neuroendocrine-immune interactions. Ongoing projects
    include investigating whether improving fitness can improve viral control, identifying
    processes underlying exercise-induced improvements in immune function, and exploring
    the connection between neural pathways and immunity following exercise.
    By furthering our understanding of the immune system, this research will improve the
    quality of life of patients suffering from cancer and inflammation-related diseases.

The Laboratory of Integrated Physiology

The Laboratory of Integrated Physiology (LIP) is a fully equipped human physiology laboratory capable of performing a wide variety of human performance testing, including cardiovascular exercise testing, muscle strength assessment, evaluation of body composition, tissue culture, and biochemical analysis of biological samples. The Athlete Assessment Center located in the Laboratory of Integrated Physiology provides various assessment services for athletes.

The Laboratory of Integrated Physiology (LIP) is part of the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston