Welcome to the PERL
The Pediatric Inactivity & Exercise Physiology Research Lab – PERL – is a CFI funded laboratory within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, and an affiliate of the Centre for Heart, Lung, and Vascular Health.
PERL is pursuing the following areas of research:
- creating a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms by which cardiopulmonary and vascular adaptations to exercise occur in the child and adolescent;
- generating a detailed appreciation of the impact inactivity has upon cardiopulmonary and vascular function in childhood;
- developing novel intervention strategies for the prevention and treatment of inactivity-induced cardiopulmonary and vascular dysfunction in childhood.