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DeSouza, Christopher A



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research overview

  • My research is focused on the effects of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, HIV-1 infection, periodontal disease and spinal cord injury on vascular endothelial cell function and repair. In addition, my laboratory studies the effects of lifestyle and pharmacological interventions on vascular endothelial cell biology.


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courses taught

  • IPHY 2010 - Seminar in Integrative Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces a small group of lower-division students to current research topics in integrative physiology. Emphasizes relevant applications to real-world situations. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours when topics vary.
  • IPHY 3470 - Human Physiology 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Focuses on scientific thinking, cell physiology, neurophysiology, endocrinology, immunology and musculoskeletal physiology. The first semester of a two-semester sequence for IPHY and NRSC majors only. Department enforced requisites: one year of general biology (lecture and lab); statistics equivalen. Recommended course: IPHY 3415. Degree credit not granted for this course and IPHY 3430. Those who took IPHY 3430 prior to becoming IPHY major, will only receive credit for IPHY 3470.
  • IPHY 4650 - Exercise Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2023
    Examines physiological and biochemical adjustments that occur in the body with acute and chronic exercise. Topics center on physiological mechanisms pertaining to metabolic, cardiovascular, and hormonal alterations, the role of exercise in health and disease, soreness and fatigue, immune function, as well as exercise during varied environmental conditions.
  • IPHY 4930 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Provides an opportunity for field/laboratory work in a variety of different settings. Consult with faculty for approval. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: completion of at least two of the major core classes.
  • IPHY 5100 - Colloquium in Integrative Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • IPHY 6830 - Professional Skills for the Research Scientist
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Discusses grant and manuscript writing, scientific presentations, peer-review, setting up/directing a research laboratory, research ethics, mentoring and other professional skills.
  • IPHY 6840 - Research Project
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2023
    Involves a scholarly investigation of a selected topic using literature and/or experimental techniques. Advisor required. May be repeated up to 3 total credit hours.


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