Lab Members

Dengel ZugspitzeDonald Dengel, PhD
Professor, School of Kinesiology
Henry L. Taylor-Arthur S. Leon Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement
Lab Director

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Dr. Dengel is the director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, which provides clinical vascular, metabolic, exercise and body composition testing for researchers across the University of Minnesota. He also directs the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory for the School of Kinesiology, which is one of the leading teaching facilities for both human and exercise physiology as well as anatomy and biomechanics laboratory methods. Dengel has published over 150 scientific manuscripts and 6 book chapters in the area of body composition, insulin sensitivity, oxygen uptake kinetics and vascular structure and function in children, adults and athletes. He is the principal investigator or co-investigator on a series of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, and NFL Charities. Dengel is a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Heart Association.

Biltz headshotGeorge Biltz, MD
Senior Lecturer
Areas of interest: kinesiology, human physiology, exercise physiology
Madeline Czecklihp
Graduate Student
Areas of interest: exercise physiology, body composition, cardiovascular health and vascular function.

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Michelle Harbin
Graduate Student
Areas of interest: exercise physiology, cardiovascular health and vascular function.
Michaela Martinezlihp
Graduate Student
Areas of interest: cardiac physiology, pediatrics, congenital heart disease, obesity, exercise medicine.
Erica Roelofslihp
PhD Student
Areas of interest: 
Charles Jedlickalihp
Graduate Student
Areas of interest: exercise physiology, sport-specific training, body composition, and hypoxia.


Evanoff HeadshotNicholas Evanoff
Laboratory Manager
PhD student
Nick is vascular researcher and exercise physiologist working with Dr. Dengel. He also manages the LIHP and Clinical Vascular Biology Laboratory. Nick collaborates closely with research groups both within the University and Minnesota as well as nationally and internationally. He received his Master of Science degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) and Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (Exercise and Health Science) with a minor in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota.
Areas of interest: Non-invasive techniques (Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, arterial tonometry, etc.) to assess vascular function in children and adults.