Jessica Santos-Parker


Postdoctoral Fellow
Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory
Department of Integrative Physiology

1725 Pleasant Street, 354 UCB
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309
Office:303.492.4568
Jessica.Santos@colorado.edu

Education

2012 - 2016
Ph.D. Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO
Advisor: Dr. Douglas R. Seals

2009 - 2011
M.S. Anatomy
Wright State University, Dayton OH

2005 - 2009
B.S. Exercise Biology
University of California Davis, Davis CA


Experience

2017 - Present
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO
Advisor: Dr. Douglas R. Seals

2014 - Present
Institutional Review Board Committee Member
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO

2015 - 2016
Graduate Assistant, Colorado Diversity Initiative
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO

2012 - 2016
Graduate Mentor, Colorado Diversity Initiative
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO
Programs: Advantage and SMART

2011 - 2016
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO
Advisor: Dr. Douglas R. Seals

Summer 2015
Anatomy and Physiology Instructor, Pre-Collegiate Development Program
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO

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

2010 - 2011
Research Assistant Human Cadaver Dissector, Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology
Wright State University, Dayton OH
Advisor: Dr. Barbara Kraszpulska

2010 - 2011
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology
Wright State University, Dayton OH
Courses: Medical School Human Gross Anatomy, Graduate Human Gross Anatomy, and Graduate Human Neurobiology


Extramural Funding

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship:
"Curcumin supplementation for improving vascular dysfunction in middle-aged and older adults"
PI: Robert Schwartz
Type: T32 AG000279
Agency: NIH, National Institute on Aging
Funding Period: 2015 - 2016

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research:
"Nitrite supplementation for improving physiological function in older adults"
PI: Douglas Seals
Agency: NIH, National Institute on Aging
Funding Period: 2014 - 2015

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research:
"Human aging, exercise and FMD: translational physiology"
PI: Douglas Seals
Agency: NIH, National Institute on Aging
Funding Period: 2012 - 2014


Professional Memberships

2015 - Present
Gerontological Society of America

2011 - Present
American Heart Association

2011 - Present
American Physiological Society


Article Publications

Santos-Parker JR,Strahler TR, Bassett CJ, Bispham NZ, Chonchol MB, Seals DR. Curcumin supplementation improves vascular endothelial function by increasing nitric oxide bioavailability and reducing oxidative stress in healthy middle-aged and older adults. AGING (Albany NY). 2017; in press. doi: 10.18632/aging.101149

Santos-Parker JR,Strahler TR, Vorwald VM, Pierce GL, Seals DR. Habitual aerobic exercise does not protect against micro- or microvascular endothelial dysfunction in healthy estrogen-deficient postmenopausal women. Journal of Applied Physiology.2017; 122(1):11-19. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00732.2016

Kaplon RE, Hill SD, Bispham NZ, Santos-Parker JR, Nowlan MJ, Snyder LL, Chonchol MB, LaRocca TJ, McQueen MB, Seals DR. Oral trehalose supplementation increases resistance artery endothelial function in weight-stable healthy middle-aged and older adults. AGING (Albany NY). 2016; 8(6):1167-83. doi: 10.18632/aging.100962

DeVan AE, Johnson LC, Brooks FA, Evans TD, Justice JN, Cruickshank-Quinn C, Reisdorph N, Bryan NS, McQueen MB, Santos-Parker JR, Chonchol MB, Bassett CJ, Sindler AL, Giordano T, Seals DR. Effects of sodium nitrite supplementation on vascular function and related small metabolite signatures in middle-aged and older adults. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2016; 120(4):416-25. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00879.2015

Santos-Parker JR, LaRocca TJ, Seals DR. Aerobic exercise and other healthy lifestyle factors that influence vascular aging. Advanced Physiology of Education. 2014; 38(4):296-307. doi: 10.1152/advan.00088.2014

Seals DR, Santos-Parker JR, LaRocca TJ. Translational physiology in practice. Physiology News. 2014; 96:38-42. Link to article

Santos-Parker JR, Kaplon RE. Supplementing exercise: translational considerations for nutraceutical and lifestyle interventions. Journal of Physiology. 2014; 592(3):427-8. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2013.268029

Abstract Publications

Santos-Parker JR, Strahler TR, Bassett CJ, Chonchol MB, Seals DR. Curcumin supplementation improves vascular endothelial function in middle-aged and older adults. The Gerontologist (2015) 55 (Suppl 2): 195. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv554.01

Strahler TR, Pierce GL, Seals DR, Santos-Parker JR. Habitual aerobic exercise does not significantly influence age-related microvascular endothelial dysfunction in healthy estrogen-deficient postmenopausal women. FASEB Journal. 2015; 29(1):Supplement LB588

Santos-Parker JR, Harrison B, McQueen MB, Seals DR. Age-related differences in the plasma proteome in healthy adults: modulatory effect of regular aerobic exercise. FASEB Journal. 2014; 28(1):Supplement LB178

van Boekel AM, Santos-Parker JR, LaRocca TJ, Seals DR, Kaplon RE. A novel estimate of endothelial cell autophagic flux is associated with greater vascular endothelial function and reduced oxidative stress in healthy middle-aged/older adults. FASEB Journal. 2014; 28(1):Supplement 855.3

DeVan AE, Brooks FA, Evans TD, Bassett CJ, Santos-Parker JR, Sindler AL, Chonchol MB, Bryan NS, Giordano T, Seals DR. Safety and efficacy of sodium nitrite supplementation for improving vascular endothelial dysfunction in middle-aged and older healthy adults. FASEB Journal. 2014; 28(1):Supplement 698.4