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Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES), recently received a nearly $200,000 grant from PepsiCo to study the bioavailability and healthy benefits of oat avenanthramides (AVA), a phytoalexins that exist predominantly in the hulled kernels of oat seeds. Phytoalexins are any of various antimicrobial chemical substances produced by plants to combat infection by a pathogen.

The research involves testing participants' ability to utilize AVA from dietary oat consumption to decrease systemic inflammation and muscle damage due to exercise as well as to increase antioxidant function and mental health indicators.

wade-china.jpgProfessor Michael Wade, Ph.D., recently visited the American Cultural Center for Sport at Tianjin University of Sport (TUS) and gave a lecture, "Life time motor development: Movement by design and movement that informs," to over one hundred graduate students and faculty members.

TUS President Yao Jiaxin was Wade's translator when he visited China in 1989. The visit served as a reunion and reflected a long history of academic exchange between the two countries. During the visit, Yao showed the old photos and letters of their previous meeting over two decades ago.

Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES), presented an invited keynote at the annual Chinese Physiological Society conference held in Guangzhou on November 8, 2013. The title of his lecture was "Physiological and pathological response of skeletal muscle to contraction and immobilization."

Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES) and his collaborator Yong Zhang of Tianjin University of Sports, recently published a review article in the Journal of Free Radical Research, titled, "Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of exercise: Role of redox signaling."

Dr-Ji-with-Dr-Al-Sherif.jpgLi Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science, delivered a keynote lecture at the 5th International Council of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (ICHPERD) conference held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on September 20. Photo shows Ji with Dr. Al Sherif, Secretary General of ICHPERD and Director of Dubai Sport Council.

Ji was invited by the president of ICHPERD to give his lecture titled, "Sport Science and Technology Update: Cell Signaling".

Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES) along with postdoctoral fellow Choughun Kang, Ph.D., have recently had two articles accepted for publication.

The first article is entitled, "Muscle Immobilization and Remobilization Down-regulates PGC-1α Signaling and Mitochondrial Biogenesis Pathway," and will be published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. The second article is titled, "Exercise training attenuates aging-associated mitochondrial dysfunction in rat skeletal muscle: Role of PGC-1α," and is set to be published in Experimental Gerontology. Both papers represent a major research focus of the LPHES.

Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science, published and served as a guest editor for a special issue of Journal of Sport and Health Science. The issue is titled, "Healthy aging: Role of exercise and reactive oxygen species."

Within the issue Ji's editorial piece was titled, "Healthy aging: Cellular insights." Dr. Ji and post doctoral fellow Chounghun Kang, Ph.D., had a review article published called, "Role of PGC-1α in muscle function and aging." Additionally, Ji was a co-author of a review article titled, "Mitochondrial redox metabolism in aging: Effect of exercise interventions."

Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science gave four invited lectures during the summer.

Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science, had a busy schedule on a recent 11-day trip to China, presenting three different keynote lectures.

Li Li Ji, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology and professor and director of Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science, will represent the School at this year's CEHD Saturday Scholars, an annual event sponsored by the CEHD Alumni Society. The event will be held on Saturday, November 10, at McNamara Alumni Center. Saturday Scholars is a day of informal learning for CEHD alumni, students and the general public with presentations given on timely topics in education and human development by CEHD faculty. Dr. Ji's presentation is titled, "Exercise is Medicine: Look Into the Cell."

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