Faculty and Staff

Frank A. Dinenno, Ph.D.

Frank A. Dinenno, Ph.D.

Director, Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab

215F Moby B Complex | (970) 491-3203 | Frank.Dinenno@ColoState.edu


  • 1996, B.S., Exercise Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • 1998, M.S., Cardiovascular Physiology, Department of Kinesiology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO.
  • 2000, Ph.D., Cardiovascular Physiology, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO.

Research Interests:

  • The control of vascular tone during various stressors (e.g., exercise, hypoxia) in humans. Specifically, understanding how the sympathetic nervous system and “local” factors interact to control vascular tone and muscle blood flow, how these interactions are altered with aging, and how regular physical activity impacts on these control mechanisms.
  • The effects of aging and lifestyle factors (e.g., regular physical activity) on overall cardiovascular structure and function, and how these effects relate to human health and disease.
  • For more information on Dr. Dinenno’s research, please visit the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory website.