Applied Metabolism & Physiology Laboratory

  • AMP Lab
  • Research Lab
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What We Do

The overall mission of the Applied Metabolism & Physiology Laboratory (AMP lab) is to study the pathophysiology of diseases affecting well-being such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. We are also deeply committed to understanding how exercise/physical activity can be used as medicine in the prevention or treatment for these conditions. 

Our Work

We conduct applied in vivo assessments of insulin resistance, endothelial function, aerobic fitness, body composition, substrate metabolism, inflammation and appetite to conduct translational studies in people as well as basic research that include cell culture experiments. 

What We Hope

Our service is to provide people across the lifespan and fitness levels with a better understanding of how to implement exercise into the day and couple this with knowledge of how food and/or medication may impact the effect of exercise on health and well-being in the community. 

AMP Lab Projects

AMP Lab Faculty

Jason David Allen

Jason David Allen

  • Professor
David A. Edwards

David A. Edwards

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Program
Sibylle Kranz

Sibylle Kranz

  • Associate Professor
Arthur L Weltman

Arthur L. Weltman

  • Professor of Kinesiology
  • Professor of Medicine

Collaborating Departments and Organizations

Collaborating Departments, Labs and Centers at UVA

We take a trans-disciplinary approach and collaborate with several groups to advance medical knowledge and well-being exemplified by the Department of Kinesiology.

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