Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi


Kevser Ermin Applied Physiology Laboratory


The Kevser Ermin Applied Physiology Laboratory, under the leadership of Jeremy P. Loenneke, is a research group with a primary focus on the skeletal muscle adaptations to resistance exercise. Specifically, The Kevser Ermin Applied Physiology Laboratory is interested in low-load alternatives to traditional resistance exercise, and the applications these methods may have on clinical, aging and other special populations. Their recent work has answered several important methodological and safety questions with respect to applying blood flow restriction during low load resistance training.

This laboratory has also recently started investigating whether or not changes in muscle size have an impact on changes in muscle strength.  This line of research may have important implications for therapy as well as sports performance.

Recent Research

Recent work from our laboratory can be found here:



Current students:

  • Zachary Bell (PhD)
  • Vic Wong (PhD)
  • Robert Spitz (PhD)
  • Yujiro Yamada (MS)

Former students

See where our students are now.

  • Scott Dankel, PhD (Rowan University)
  • Brittany Counts, MS (University of Tennessee Health Science Center)
  • Samuel Buckner, PhD (University of South Florida)
  • Matthew Jessee, PhD (University of Mississippi)Grant Mouser, PhD (Troy University)
  • Kevin Mattocks, PhD (Lindenwood-Belleville)
  • Raksha Chatakondi, BS (University of Mississippi Medical Center)