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Dr. Mikel Egana

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Dr. Egaña has been a PI at the Department since 2004. His work is focused on understanding the interaction of leg blood flow and muscle fatigue and their effects on skeletal muscle performance both in healthy individuals and individuals with chronic clinical disorders. His team is interested in determining the most effective exercise training interventions, with particular emphasis on the exercise dose responses and their time-course adaptations, to improve the cardiovascular health and exercise tolerance in type 2 diabetes and ageing.

Research Interests

Our research focuses on the following topics:

  • Understanding the link between alterations in oxygen delivery and exercise intolerance in type 2 diabetes, obesity and ageing.
  • Effects of exercise training interventions and pharmacological therapies on vascular and metabolic adaptations and exercise tolerance in type 2 diabetes, obesity and ageing.
  • Ergogenic effects of different recovery interventions with particular emphasis on hydrotherapy.
  • Postural effects (i.e. body tilt) on peripheral circulation and muscle activation & endurance.

Our research has and is currently supported, in part, by:

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Health Research Board (HRB), Ireland
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)