Jessica Santos, M.S.

Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory

Department of Integrative Physiology

University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-00354

Phone: (303) 735-6410

Fax: (303) 492-6778

Email: Jessica.Santos@colorado.edu

Research Interests

Understanding the efficacy of lifestyle modifications (supplementation, diet, exercise, etc.) on                  improving vascular endothelial function

Understanding mechanisms of vascular aging affecting endothelium dependent dilation,                      inflammation, and oxidative stress

Current Research Projects

The efficacy of trehalose supplementation for improving vascular endothelial function in                    middle and older aged adults

The efficacy of oral nitrite supplementation on vascular function in middle and older aged adults

The efficacy of cholecalciferol supplementation on endothelial function in middle and older                  aged 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficient/insufficient adults

Education

M.S. In Progress University of Colorado, Boulder: Integrative Physiology

M.S. June 2011 Wright State University, Dayton: Anatomy

B.S. June 2009 University of California, Davis: Exercise Biology

Research Experience

January 2012-present Graduate Research Assistant, Integrative Physiology of Aging

2011 Research Assistant: Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology                          Dr. Adrian Corbett, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Teaching Experience

Spring 2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant: Neuroscience, Wright State University

Winter 2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant: Gross Anatomy, Wright State University

Fall 2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant: Gross Anatomy, Wright State University School   of                  Medicine

Honors and Awards

2010-present Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Member. Wright State University

2010 Galen Award: Highest GPA, Anatomy Department. Wright State University

2005-2009 League of United Latino American Citizens, Scholarship. University of California,                  Davis

Organizational Memberships

American Heart Association                                                

American Physiological Society