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Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation During Incremental Ascent to Everest Base Camp in Nepal

April 16, 2019 at 7:00pm8:00pm

Maxwell Hall, Maxwell Auditorium

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Featuring Trevor Day, PhD.
Associate Professor of Physiology Department of Biology
Faculty of Science and Technology Mount Royal University

Dr. Trevor Day is an integrative cardiorespiratory, cerebrovascular and acid-base physiologist committed to physiology education through his teaching and laboratory research in basic and applied human physiology. He holds a B.Sc. (2000; Neuropsychology) and Ph.D. (2007; Respiratory Neurobiology) from the University of Calgary. He is now an Associate Professor of Physiology in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His federally-funded research program (NSERC Discovery) engages undergraduate students in all aspects of the research endeavor, integrating his teaching, mentoring and research activities. His current scholarly work includes research in basic and applied human physiology, physiology education and science communication.

His laboratory and fieldwork research interests and expertise include the chemoreflex control of breathing in response to acute and chronic blood gas challenges (e.g. high altitude), cardiorespiratory reflexes and interactions, orthostatic stress, cerebral blood flow regulation, acid-base physiology, sedentary behavior, and sleep apnea, all in healthy human participants. He has organized or co-organized three previous research expeditions to Everest Base Camp in the Nepal Himalaya (2016, 2017, 2018), the last two with Professor Tom Brutsaert of Syracuse University. He also has an active interest in science communication, particularly how scientists can better engage the public in the importance and relevance of the scientific endeavor.

This event was first published on April 4, 2019 and last updated on April 24, 2019.


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