Candace J. Geolfos, B.A.
Professional Research Assistant
Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder, 354 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0354, USA
Current Research Projects
Efficacy of oral nitrite therapy for treating arterial stiffness and endothelial function in healthy middle-aged and older adults.
Efficacy of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) supplementation for improving vascular endothelial function in middle-aged and older adults with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency and insufficiency.
Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory, Undergraduate Assistant
Subject screening and testing
Wet lab procedures
Hazardous Waste Proctor
Graded Exercise Tests
VO2 Max Testing
Flow Mediated Dilation
Venous Occlusion Plethysmography
In Vitro Isolated Vessel Vascular Reactivity
Wetlab Experience (Molecular and Cellular):
Endothelial Cell Collection and Processing
Mononuclear Cell Isolation
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
Ex-Vivo Whole Blood Cytokine Production
Jablonski KL, Racine ML, Geolfos CJ, Gates PE, Chonchol M, McQueen MB & Seals DR. (2012). Dietary sodium restriction reverses vascular endothelial dysfunction in middle-aged and older adults with moderately elevated systolic blood pressure. J Amer Coll Cardiol 61:335-343, 2013; PMID: 23141486; NIHMSID: 431544.
Jablonski KL, Fedorova OV, Racine ML, Geolfos CJ, Fleenor BS,Chonchol M, Bagrov AY, Lakatta EG and Seals DR. Reductions in aortic stiffness and systolic blood pressure with dietary sodium restriction are related to lowered renal marinobufagenin excretion (in review, Clin J Am Soc Nephrol)
Jablonski KL, Seals DR, Racine ML, Geolfos CJ, Fleenor BS and Chonchol M. Higher potassium intake is associated with reduced large elastic artery stiffness, oxidative stress and inflammation in healthy middle-aged and older adults. J Am Soc Nephrol. 22: FR-PO1022, 2012
Jablonski KL, Fedorova OV, Chonchol M, Racine ML, Geolfos CJ, Fleenor BS, Bagrov AY, Lakatta EG and Seals DR. Marinobufagenin and dietary sodium restriction: Influences on blood pressure and large elastic artery stiffness. J Am Soc Nephrol. 22:FR-PO407, 2012
Racine ML, Geolfos CJ, DeVan AE, Gates PE, Chonchol M, Seals DR & Jablonski KL. (2012). Mechanisms of improved carotid artery compliance with dietary sodium restriction in middle-aged and older adults with moderately elevated systolic blood pressure. FASEB J.26: 1131.11, 2012
Marshall KD, Seals DR, Geolfos C, Lesniewski LA, Fleenor BS. (2010). Habitual aerobic exercise reverses age-associated increases in transforming growth factor beta 1 in carotid arteries of mice. FASEB Journal, 24:790.6.
B.A. in Integrative Physiology with a Neuroscience Certificate and emphasis in Pre-Medicine
University of Colorado at Boulder, May 2010