In episode 22 of the Science & Chill podcast, I have a conversation with one of my great friends and fantastic scientist, Ravi Kumar.
Ravi is a PhD student in the department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida (we share a building!).
His lab focuses on the effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on muscle function and also conducts research in animal models of heart failure. Ravi recently published an article in the Journal of Physiology showing that nitrate supplementation improves respiratory muscle function in rodents, and we talk a bit about that paper in this podcast.
In addition to talking about his research, we geek out on endurance sports, which is a frequent topic of conversation between Ravi and I.
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Follow Ravi on Twitter: @RaviKumar1003
Read Ravi's Paper: Dietary Nitrate Supplementation Increases Diaphragm Peak Power in Old Mice
Paper we discuss in the podcast: Physiological Demands of Running at 2-hour Marathon Race Pace