Exercise Science Research Laboratory

Exercise Science Research Laboratory

Exercise Science Research Laboratory

Gregory Biren, Ph.D., CSCS, CES
Director of Exercise Science Research Laboratory
(856) 256-4500, ext. 53728
biren@rowan.edu

Mehmet Uygur, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Exercise Science Research Laboratory
(856) 256-4500, ext. 64795
uygur@rowan.edu

The Exercise Science Research Laboratory is an integral part of the Department of Health and Exercise Science. 

Dr. Biren's research interests are integrating sport science education in the k-12 educational system. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Clinical Exercise Physiologist recognized through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and American College of Sports Medicine, respectively. 

Dr. Uygur's research interests include the assessment of hand function and neuromuscular quickness through object manipulation in healthy and neurological populations. I am developing a non-invasive measurement technique that quantifies both neuromuscular quickness and force coordination simultaneously. He is also interested in the effects of high speed, low resistance exercise on different aspects of cognitive and motor functions in neurological populations including people with schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Dankel's current research interests are in the area of resistance exercise. Much of his research has been done on blood flow restricted exercise and methods to make the stimulus safe and effective across all individuals. Other research interests include attempting to decipher if and why individuals may respond differently to resistance exercise after accounting for measurement error and random biological variability.

In addition, the laboratory is an active teaching laboratory for courses in exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription and health and wellness.