Lab Personnel


Rebecca Kappus, Ph.D. earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio) in 2004. She worked at the University of Michigan hospital until 2008 when she began her graduate work at Appalachian State, earning her M.S. in Exercise Science in 2010 and her Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Her doctoral work at the University of Illinois at Chicago focused on racial differences in oxidative stress and cardiovascular function. Dr. Kappus joined the faculty at Appalachian State University in the fall of 2015.




Current Graduate Students

 Olivia McCallum

Current Undergraduate Students



Former Students

Dylan Richard (2019-2021, M.S. in Exercise Science) - Clinical Research Specialist at Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Matthew Canjar (2019-2021, B.S. in Exercise Science) - Serving as Military Intelligence Officer

Emma Frye (2018-2020, B.S. in Psychology) - Postbaccalaureate Research Trainee at the National Institute of Health (NIH)

Samantha Lew (2018-2019, B.S. in Exercise Science) - Attending Drexel University's Doctorate in Physical Therapy program 

Amaron Craig (2018-2019, B.S. in Exercise Science) - Attending Physician Assistant school at Wingate University

Caroline Rushing (2018-2019, M.S. in Clinical Exercise Science) - At Wake Forest Medical School (MD) caroline

Kaitlin McShea (2018-2019, M.S. in Clinical Exercise Science)

Anna Ruth Carmichael (2016-2019, B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science, Honors College) 

Jessica Yomano (2017-2018, M.S. in Nutrition) - Performing clinical rotations for her Masters in Nutrition

Caroline Blackman (2015-2017, B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science) - Attending Northwestern University's Orthotics and Prosthetics program


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