Text Box: Education
B.A. in Integrative Physiology with a Neuroscience Certificate and emphasis in Pre-Medicine
University of Colorado at Boulder, May 2010

Current Research Projects
Clinical Translation of Curcumin Therapy to Treat Arterial Aging.
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.
Research Experience
Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory, Professional Research Assistant
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, May 2010-Present
Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory, Undergraduate Assistant
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, June 2009- May 2010

Responsibilities:
Subject recruitment
Subject screening and testing
Scheduling
Data management
Wet lab procedures
Hazardous Waste Proctor

Techniques/ Skills:
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
DNA Extraction
Mononuclear Cell Isolation
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
Ex-Vivo Whole Blood Cytokine Production

Software:
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Publisher

Publications
Manuscripts:

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. Dietary Sodium Restriction and Association with Urinary Marinobufagenin, Blood Pressure, and Aortic Stiffness. CJASN-0090-01-13.R3.

Abstracts:

Candace J. Bassett, Trent D. Evans, Jamie N. Justice, Forrest A. Brooks, Michel B. Chonchol, Tony Giordano, Douglas R. Seals, Allison E. DeVan. Effects of sodium nitrite supplementation on exercise capacity in middle-aged and older healthy adults. Submitted to Experimental Biology Meeting 2014.

Allison E. DeVan, Forrest A. Brooks, Trent D. Evans, Candace J. Bassett, Jessica R. Santos-Parker, Amy L. Sindler, Michel B. Chonchol, Nathan S. Bryan, Tony Giordano, Douglas R. Seals. Safety and efficacy of sodium nitrite supplementation for improving vascular endothelial dysfunction in middle-aged and older healthy adults. Submitted to Experimental Biology Meeting 2014.

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. 


Other Interests:
Slalom Water-skiing
Snowboarding
Boating
Photography
Camping
Hunting
Fishing
Soccer
Hiking
Softball
Piano

Candace J. (Geolfos) Bassett, 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
Phone: (303) 735-6410
Fax: (303) 492-6778

Email: Candace.Geolfos@colorado.edu