Welcome to the Human Performance Laboratory at East Carolina University
The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) is an interdisciplinary research and service unit administratively housed within the College of Health and Human Performance. We hope that our website provides you a glimpse into our programs which span undergraduate to post-doctoral education, translational research, as well as service to the university and local communities.
A building series of presentations aimed at dispelling typical myths associated with exercise and human performance.
Visit "FITT Bits" Blog
A gathering place for fitness news and motivation put together by Students, Staff and Faculty in the HPL F.I.T.T. building.
Several HPL affiliated students presented at the 8th annual ECU Research and Creative Activity Week held from March 31st to April 4th.
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November 2013 - Congratulations Lance Bollinger
Lance successfully defended his dissertation entitle "EFFECTS OF OBESITY ON THE TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF PROTEIN DEGRADATION IN SKELETAL MUSCLE".
Lance's primary mentor was Dr. Jeffrey Brault, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology.
June 2013 - Joe Pierce wins 1st place at ACSM in Indy
Joe Pierce won 1st place and $200 for his research poster at the Amercian College of Sports Medicine annual conference in Indianapolis, IN.
His poster presentation entitled ""INTERLEUKIN-15 AS A MYOKINE IN HUMAN OBESITY: A PILOT STUDY" was evaluated as part of the Molecular and Cellular Regulatory Mechanism Interest Group.
Co-authors in the research included Beth Cooper, masters student in Exercise Physiology at ECU and Dr. Robert Hickner, Joe's primary mentor. For more information....
Jun 2013 - Congratulations Jill Maples
Jill Maples successfully defended her dissertation entitle "METABOLIC INFLEXIBILITY IN RESPONSE TO LIPID OVERSUPPLY WITH OBESITY: EPIGENETIC MODIFICATIONS PLAY A ROLE" on June 20th 2013.
Jill's primary mentor was Dr. Joseph Houmard, Kinesiology Professor and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory.