Kinesiology MiNER Lab Repeats Top Performance Among Texas Universities
Members of the Metabolic, Nutrition and Exercise Research (MiNER) Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, were recognized at the annual American College of Sports Medicine (Texas Chapter; TACSM) meeting held in Austin, Texas in March 2018.
For the second year in a row, the MiNER Lab, led by Dr. Sudip Bajpeyi, received top recognition for their research. Manuel Amador and Cesar Meza (masters students; and last year’s 3rd and 2nd place TACSM awardees) and Mario Garcia and Christopher Figueroa (undergraduate students) each presented first- author research presentations at TACSM. Manuel Amador once again received the top award for master’s level student research poster presentations and Mario Garcia, in his first visit to TACSM, was recognized as a finalist for his research presentation.
The MiNER Laboratory, in collaboration with Dr. Andrew McAinch (Victoria University in Australia), presented their preliminary findings from a clinical trial that investigates whether exercise-induced improvements in insulin sensitivity and other metabolic markers are impeded by a family history of type 2 diabetes in healthy Hispanics of the El Paso border region. Dr. Bajpeyi has been committed throughout his career to provide a better understanding of the various components that contribute to obesity and diabetes.