Forrest Brooks

 

 

Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory

Department of Integrative Physiology

University of Colorado at Boulder

Carlson Gymnasium, Boulder, CO 80309

forrest.brooks@colorado.edu

(303) 492-7702

 

 

 

EDUCATION

          University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

                    M.S., Integrative Physiology: August 2011-May 2013           

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

                        B.A., Integrative Physiology: In Progress           

 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

            Oral nitrite supplementation on vascular function

Efficacy of cholecalciferol supplementation for improving endothelial function in aging adults

            Biological and lifestyle factors that contribute to vascular function

            Vascular function in microgravity environments and its similarities to the aging phenotype

            Utilizing undergraduate teaching assistants as an effective large classroom tool

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Oral nitrite therapy to treat arterial aging in middle-aged and older adults

The role of Klotho and FGF-23 in vascular function

Efficacy of cholecalciferol supplementation for improving vascular endothelial function

                        in middle-aged and older adults with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency

            Efficacy of dietary sodium restriction for improving vascular endothelial function in

                        middle-aged and older adults

           

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

            Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory Undergraduate Research Assistant

                        University of Colorado at Boulder

                        Department of Integrative Physiology

                        Advisor: Dr. Douglas Seals

                        August 2010-Present

 

            Johnson Laboratory Undergraduate Research Assistant

                        University of Colorado at Boulder

                        Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

                        Advisor: Dr. Pieter Johnson

                        October 2009-May 2010

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Summer 2011              Guest Instructor: BURST workshop, “Developing Effective

                                                Scientific Presentations”

Spring 2011                 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: General Biology 2

          Fall 2011                     Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: General Biology 1

          Fall 2010                     Learning Assistant: General Astronomy 1 (The Solar System)

            Spring 2010                 Learning Assistant: General Astronomy 2 (Stars and Galaxies)

            Fall 2009                     Learning Assistant: General Astronomy 2 (Stars and Galaxies)

 

FUNDING

          2010                Biological Sciences Initiative BURST Program (Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

          American Physiological Society (APS)

            American Heart Association (AHA)

                                   

HONORS and AWARDS

          2010-2011       Colorado Dean’s Scholar

          2008-2011       College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List

            2008-2010       National Society of Collegiate Scholars

            2008-2010       Kittredge Honors Program

            2008-2009       Regent Scholarship