• The University of Houston's premier physiology laboratory
    LABORATORY OF INTEGRATED PHYSIOLOGY
    Leading edge research in:
    EXERCISE IMMUNOLOGY
    SPACE PHYSIOLOGY
    CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
    HEALTHY AGING
    PULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY
    LYMPHANGIOLEIOMYOMATOSIS
  • LOWDER RESEARCH GROUP
    Research in lung diseases and the role that exercise training plays in enhancing
    pulmonary function. Recent projects include research on the beneficial effects
    of moderate aerobic exercise training in mice infected with influenza virus,
    with a significantly reduced mortality rate and a significant reduction in inflammatory
    cytokines compared with non-exercised mice.
  • MARKOFSKI RESEARCH GROUP
    Dr. Markofski studies the acute and chronic effects of exercise and nutrition (specifically,
    dietary protein)on muscle function and biomarkers associated with disease risk.
    She has a specific interest in monocytes and inflammation and their impact on muscle
    and adipose tissue. Dr. Markofski uses molecular techniques and clinical and
    functional outcomes to develop evidence-based exercise and nutritional strategies
    for reducing the risk to develop chronic diseases and promote healthy aging.
  • 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
    Research focuses on understanding how acute and chronic exercise impacts the
    immune system, and harnessing the beneficial effects of exercise to manipulate immune
    responses. Dr. LaVoy is interested in elucidating the mechanisms underlying changes
    in immune cells that have been observed following acute exercise, such as changes
    in lymphocyte function.

The Laboratory of Integrated Physiology

The Laboratory of Integrated Physiology (LIP) is a fully equipped human performance/physiology/biochemistry laboratory capable of performing a wide variety of human performance testing, including exercise testing, muscle strength assessment, motor co-ordination/motor performance testing, learning/memory assessment 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