Exercise Physiology is the study of human body functions, its acute responses and chronic adaptions to various physical exercise conditions. In addition, exercise physiologists study the effect of exercise on pathology, and the mechanisms by which exercise can reduce or reverse disease progression. The exercise physiology research in the Discipline of Physiology focuses on understanding the physiologic adaptation of the human body to exercise and its application in (i) improving performance and training outcomes in athletes and (ii) in improving health and quality of life in various chronic disease settings such as diabetes and cancer.

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To advance research in the area of exercise physiology, we have established the Exercise Physiology Core Facility (EPCF),  currently located in the ground floor (Rooms G016-17) of the Human Biology Building (Discipline of Physiology). This facility is an integral part of the Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine, NUI Galway.

The Principal Investigators in this group are:

 Dr Anyna Gupta: My research interest focus is on the management and prevention of chemotherapy induced toxicity in Cancer and application of exercise as therapy in sports performance, cancer rehabilitation and in movement disorders.

Dr Nicole Burns: My research interest focus includes nutrition (supplements in sporting performance), exercise in Obesity & Diabetes  (prevention & treatment) and the physiological affects of exercise on different executive functions (the brain).exercise and diabetes

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