Seminar Series: Training your arteries – vascular function with exercise training in healthy and clinical populations – April 21

Dr. Maureen MacDonald, Professor and Dean of Science, McMaster University.

Maureen J MacDonald received her Honours BSc in Chemistry from Acadia University, Canada, in 1991 and her MSc (1993) and PhD (1998) in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Canada. After post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of British Columbia and the University of Western Ontario, she started her academic career as a faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University. Since 2000 she has been a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, where she is a full professor and is the Dean of Science.

Dr. MacDonald the director of the Vascular Dynamics Laboratory. Her research interests are in the area of integrative exercise physiology. Most recently, together with her research team, she has been examining the impact of high-intensity interval training on the blood vessels and heart in individuals with coronary artery disease and the use of heat therapy as an alternative to exercise training. She normally teaches a weekly high-intensity interval training class in the McMaster fitness facility which is now being offered remotely from her family room due to the pandemic.


The seminar will be held online.
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The seminars are designed to expand knowledge about topics from the broad field of kinesiology and health studies for graduate students and faculty members.