Alyssa grew up in Vaughan and completed her undergraduate and Masters degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON). Alyssa is currently completing her doctorate studies in the Human Vascular Control Laboratory investigating nitrate supplementation’s influence on oxygen delivery and exercise performance. Within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) she is also involved as a teaching assistant for the Exercise, Disability and Aging Mini-stream. This undergraduate mini-stream is closely affiliated with the Revved Up program where she serves as a personal trainer creating adapted exercise programs for individuals with mobility impairments and intellectual disabilities.
Patrick grew up in Verona, and completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Queen’s University. Patrick completed a fourth year thesis project under Dr. Tschakovsky, studying full body isometric contractions. Patrick is currently finishing his Masters project, where he has been researching fatigue-independent alterations in perception of effort, and will be returning to the Tschakovsky lab as a PhD student.
Originally from Erin, Mytchel moved to Kingston where he studied at Queen’s University, completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. Mytchel is currently completing his Masters degree in the Tschakovsky lab, where he is examining the vascular response to a challenge in muscle perfusion pressure.
A Kingston native, Nick completed his undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. Nick currently works as a fitness trainer, coaching athletes from various sports and competitive levels, while simultaneously working in the Human Vascular Control Lab to complete his Masters degree.
A native of Toronto, Zach finished his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Queen’s University. Zach completed a research internship in the Human Vascular Control Lab during his third year, and came back to complete a Masters degree, where he will be looking at mechanisms behind the rapid manipulation of stroke volume.