QMPL Lab Members

Dr. Brendon Gurd

Dr. Brendon Gurd, Ph.D.


Eveline Menezes

Eveline Menezes, Ph.D. Candidate


Kristi Storoschuk

Kristi Storoschuk, Ph.D. Candidate

Kristi is a Ph.D. candidate in the Queen’s Muscle Physiology Lab, interested in the adaptations to exercise that improve carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Specifically, she is interested in how pre-exercise nutrition affects these adaptations. Before joining the QMPL, Kristi worked in science communication with a focus on nutritional ketosis and metabolic therapies. Outside of the lab, Kristi loves CrossFit, comedy, and cooking.

Lauren Pacitti, M.Sc.


Peter Mandolia

Peter Mandolin, M.Sc.

Peter graduated from Queen’s Kinesiology in 2021. Currently, he is in a second year of his M.Sc. His research interests and focus is on maximizing the time-efficiency of bodyweight high intensity interval training.

Cary Wu

Cary Wu, M.Sc.

Cary is a second year M.Sc. student, and his research interests are focused on understanding how exercise affects the expression and localization of noncoding RNA. In his spare time, Cary enjoys virtual photography. Over the past year, he has been learning to play electric guitar. However, the only song he currently knows how to play is “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones.

Andreas Moran-Mcdonald

Andres Moran-Macdonald, M.Sc.

Andres is a first year M.Sc. student, raised in Kingston, ON. He graduated with a Biochemistry degree from Queen’s, and found his interests lie more in muscle physiology and the exercise lab. He is interested in the biochemical adaptation differences athletes have to non-athletes in response to exercise and nutrition. In addition to school, Andres is an avid triathlete, an amateur sourdough baker, and a singer at the Catholic cathedral in Kingston.

Muscle Physiology Lab

28 Division St. Kingston, ON, 37L 3N6