Michael Ivan Lindinger

University of Guelph, Canada

Michael Ivan Lindinger began his training as a comparative animal physiologist during the final two years of undergraduate study at the University of Victoria. A research project examining acid-base responses in exercise stressed flounders led to his strong continued interest in the regulation of ion transport and acid-base balance in animals and particularly in skeletal muscle. His M.S. work at the Department of Biology, McMaster University, involved acid-base and ion transport regulation in amphibians, and he also conducted experiments in fish and marine mussels. His focus shifted to mammalian skeletal muscle and human exercise physiology during his Ph.D. research in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. Since joining the faculty at the University of Guelph in late 1987, he has continued the studies of skeletal muscle ion and acid-base regulation using primarily rodent muscle preparations, and also humans and horses. In addition, a continuing collaboration with George Heigenhauser at McMaster University has led to the completion of several studies of ion and acid-base regulation in exercising humans. His research in equine exercise physiology began in 1992, with extensive studies on dehydration of endurance horses, development of an oral electrolyte supplement, physiology of heat stress, heat acclimation and exercise, quantification of fluid and electrolyte shifts during exercise and recovery, determination of the origins of acid-base disturbances during exercise, and noninvasive assessment of hydration status in horses. He presently serves as an Editor for Scientifica, Editor for European Journal of Applied Physiology, and Associate Editor for Comparative Exercise Physiology. He received a B.S. degree from University of Victoria in comparative animal physiology, an M.S. degree from the McMaster University in animal biology, and a Ph.D. degree from McMaster University in medical sciences.

Biography Updated on 22 January 2012

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