Ph.D. student
Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Office Address:

VA Med. Center, SLC
GRECC building 2 Rm 2D15
500 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT-84148
Office: 801-582-1565 Ext 4331


Research Interests:

My research is aimed at elucidating the mechanisms that regulate biological aging of the cardiovascular system at the cellular and molecular level. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the physiological consequences of chronic low-grade inflammation and oxidative stress, which ultimately leads to vascular dysfunction. These consequences include the induction of DNA damage response pathways and cellular senescence, as well as telomere dysfunction and changes in the shelterin complex. Furthermore, I am interested in the integrative nature of the cardiovascular system. This includes the relationship between vascular and metabolic dysfunction, as well as cognitive decline, all which of which are associated with aging. Coming from a background in exercise physiology, I am also interested in understanding how lifestyle factors such as exercise and diet are able to mitigate many of the physiological consequences of aging.

Ives SJ, Bloom S, Matias A, Morrow N, Martins N, Roh Y, Ebenstein D, O’Brien G, Escudero D, Brito K, Glickman L, Connelly S, Arciero PJ 2017 Effects of a combined protein and antioxidant supplement on recovery of muscle function and soreness following eccentric exercise. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 14 (21). 2017