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Lecturer to Discuss Upper Limits of Human Endurance for Work and Play


The University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Arctic Biology will present a free public seminar on human endurance Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. in the Murie Building auditorium.

Professor Brent Ruby will speak about nutritional strategies during ultra-endurance work and competition, muscle metabolism during and after exercise, and issues surrounding heat stress during arduous work.

Ruby, a professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Montana, specializes in applied human and exercise physiology and metabolism. His research addresses carbohydrate metabolism, measurement of energy expenditure and gender and menstrual phase differences in substrate use during exercise. One of his current projects involves male and female wildland firefighters.

Find seminar details online here: www.iab.uaf.edu/events/lsss.php?event_id=1505.

Ruby collaborates with and is hosted by IAB scientist Robert "Trey" Coker, an exercise physiologist and a researcher with IAB's Center for Alaska Native Health Research. His visit is co-sponsored by the Alaska Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Beginning in 1966 and continuing today, the Institute of Arctic Biology hosts a weekly seminar for faculty, students, staff and the public during the academic year. The series attracts life scientists from Alaska and around the world.

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