Kinesiology researcher receives infrastructure award

Monday, August 12, 2019

Paolo DominelliKinesiology Professor Paolo Dominelli has received $100,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for his integrative physiology laboratory to study sex differences during exercise.

“The majority of medical and physiological research has used exclusively or principally male subjects, so there is a significant knowledge gap in understanding differences between the sexes in terms of human physiology,” Dominelli says. “This research will expand upon our knowledge of sex differences in exercise physiology and how they can be translated into better exercise training for optimal health benefits.”

Dominelli completed his PhD at the University of British Columbia and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic. He joined the Kinesiology department in January 2019. His research will enhance our understanding of the integrative mechanisms that underpin the transfer of oxygen during exercise and situations involving hypoxia.

The JELF invests in research labs and equipment to help exceptional researchers at universities across the country. Twenty-three researchers at the University of Waterloo received funding valued at $2.9 million, part of a larger $61 million investment from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.