Matt Racine, B.S.

 

Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory, 354 UCB

Department of Integrative Physiology

University of Colorado

Boulder, CO 80309-0354, USA

 

Phone: 303-735-6410

Fax: 303-492-6778

E-mail: matt.racine@colorado.edu

 

 

Current Research Projects

 

* Efficacy of dietary sodium restriction for improving vascular endothelial function in middle-aged and older adults with moderately elevated systolic blood pressure.

 

* Efficacy of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) supplementation for improving vascular endothelial function in middle-aged and older adults with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency.

 

* Role of the renin-angiotensin system in impaired vascular endothelial vasodilatory capacity with sedentary aging.

 

Education

 

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

 

B.S.              May 2009              University of Idaho: Biology (major) and Chemistry (minor)

 

Professional Experience

 

2009-2010             Laboratory Technician, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho

 

Research Experience

 

2010 - present       Graduate Research Assistant: Department of Integrative Physiology, Integrative                                     Physiology of Aging Laboratory, Dr. Douglas Seals, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

2007-2009             Undergraduate Research Assistant: Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Barrie                                  Robison, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

 

Research Skills

 

Experimental

* Venous occlusion plethysmography

* Pulse-wave velocity

* Ultrasonography

           -    Flow-mediated dilation

           -    Carotid compliance

* Graded exercise/VO2 max testing

 

Wetlab

* Endothelial cell collection

* Mononuclear cell & whole blood cytokines isolation

* Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy

* Extracellular superoxide dismutase (ecSOD) ELISA

* RNA extraction

* cDNA synthesis

* PCR and qRT-PCR

* Primer and probe design

* SFP/SNP sequencing

 

Professional Affiliations

 

American Physiological Society