Dr. Robert Boushel



Faculty of Education

Dr. Boushel’s research covers broad areas of exercise physiology including regulation of the circulation, the oxygen cascade during exercise, the adaptive response to various forms of training in healthy and clinical populations, and the effects of environment. His lab uses thermo- and dye dilution methods to measure cardiac output and limb blood flow together with arterio-venous sampling to determine systemic and regional oxygen delivery uptake during exercise. Combining muscle biopsies to measure mitochondrial respiration allows for the study of the limits of oxygen transport and utilization by Fick components of delivery and diffusion. These methods also permit the examination of muscle metabolism, substrate utilization, metabolomic, and proteomic responses to exercise and training. Dr. Boushel collaborates with colleagues Bill Sheel, Mike Koehle, and Eli Puterman at the Chan Gunn Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at UBC, with other scientists in the School, across UBC, and internationally.

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