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Justin Carlstrom

Associate Professor, Exercise Science Program Coordinator


Primary: (802) 468-1414
Fax: (802) 468-1238
Jeffords Center
Room 138
233 South Street

Biography

Dr. Carlstrom attended the University of Montana for his Master’s degree, and the University of Utah for his Doctoral degree. After earning his doctoral degree, Dr. Carlstrom completed a post doctoral research fellowship in the area of cardiovascular genetics at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics in Salt Lake City, UT. This included a detailed set of experiments on the effect of quercetin on molecular and functional indices cardiovascular function. Upon completion of his post doc, he worked as a laboratory manager and team physiologist for the United States Ski Team. This work involved periodic testing and monitoring of athletes on the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Dr. Carlstrom currently serve as the Exercise Science Program Coordinator. Dr. Carlstrom's interests outside of work include snowboarding/skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and spending time with his wife, Gina, and their dog.

Dr. Carlstrom's research interests include investigations on the effect of various substances on anaerobic and aerobic performance. His lab utilizes state-of-the-art equipment including a Parvo Medics Metabolic System and the Velotron electronically-braked cycling ergometer to examine the effect of various nutritional substances on athletic performance. Most recently, Dr. Carlstrom and his students investigated the effect of quercetin on aerobic performance and substrate utilization during cycling under hypoxic conditions.

Education

Ph.D., The University of Utah
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship - Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, The University of Utah
M.S., The University of Montana
B.S., Indiana University Purdue University

Accomplishments

  • My wife, Gina, and I welcoming our daughter, Ruby Ada Carlstrom, into the world
  • Completing my PhD and Post Doc in cardiovascular genetics
  • Working as a physiologist for the U.S. Ski Team