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Limberg Lab

Dr. Limberg is interested in mechanisms that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and interventions that can reverse and/or prevent cardiovascular disease risk. Dr. Limberg is currently studying how blood flow and blood pressure are modulated by the nervous system, the effect of pharmacological and non-pharmacological (e.g. exercise) interventions, and how these factors may differ between men and women.

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Neural control of blood flow and blood pressure
  • Effect of exercise in neurovascular control
  • Sex differences in cardiovascular regulation

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Dr. Limberg studies human integrative physiology with a primary focus on the cardiovascular system.

Dr. Limberg completed her PhD at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, studying mechanisms that control blood flow both at rest and during exercise. This work focused primarily on how the sympathetic nervous system controls blood flow and blood pressure. During her postdoctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Limberg examined mechanisms by which individuals may exhibit high sympathetic nervous system activity. Her current work continues to explore factors that may contribute to sympathetic nervous system overactivity and their impact on blood flow, blood pressure, and – more recently – glucose regulation. Dr. Limberg also has interests in understanding how these factors differ between men and women and the impact regular exercise can have on these responses.

lab staff conducting research

Jacqueline LimbergJacqueline (Jackie) Limberg, PhD
Assistant Professor
Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
204 Gwynn Hall

Jennifer HarperJennifer Harper, Lab Manager and Clinical Research Coordinator

After growing up in rural Missouri, I completed my undergraduate studies at MU and fell in love with research while completing my honors research project in the Department of OB-Gyn & Women’s Health. I recently returned to Missouri after living in Arizona for 4 years. My current responsibilities include anything that will keep the lab running smoothly. This includes ensuring compliance, recruiting human research participants, and ordering supplies. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, camp-fire food, all types of comedy, and spending time with my precious nieces.

Anna GonsalvesAnna Gonsalves

I’m an undergraduate student in Biochemistry, I’m from St. Louis, MO and I plan on pursuing research in my professional career. I love cooking, playing volleyball, and making coffee!

Dain W. JacobDain W. Jacob, MS

I’m a doctoral student who loves science and research. In my free time I enjoy cooking, making jokes, and spending time with my dog.

Eric ListEric Lis

I am an undergraduate double majoring in Biological Sciences and Psychology with aspirations of going to medical school. I am originally from Chicago, IL and I love watching movies and trying new food in my free time.

Brian Shariffi Brian Shariffi, MS, CSCS

I’m a second-year PhD student from Southern California. When I’m not in the lab you can find me at Chipotle, in the weight room, or out on the soccer field.

Christian SimmonsChristian Simmons

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a pre-med path. I enjoy fantasy football, Greek life, and working out.

Aubrey TuringanAubrey Turingan

I am an undergraduate majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology in the pre-med track. I am from the Philippines and moved to America when I was 14. I can speak 3 languages fluently: Tagalog, Itawis, & English. In my spare time, I love watching documentaries and listening to podcasts.


Camara FordCamara Ford

I am an undergraduate majoring in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in human and translational sciences. My goal is go to PA school. I am from Aurora, IL and I love watching movies and reading in my spare time.

Clayton IvieClayton Ivie

I’m a senior from O’Fallon, Missouri studying Nutrition & Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Biology. After Undergrad, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology to become a Professor.

Iman LloydIman Lloyd

I’m a biology major from Houston, Texas. My goal is to be a plastic surgeon, so as a premed student, I’m exposing myself to the amazing world of research. When I’m not studying, I enjoy cooking and traveling in my spare time!

Elizabeth P. OttElizabeth P. Ott, MS

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, I graduated with an MS from Mizzou in 2019. Currently I am a clinical research supervisor for the Memory and Aging Center at University of New Mexico.

For a complete list of published work, see MyBibliography.