Noah Gibson, a 2001 graduate of Rhinelander High School, recently presented his research at Experimental Biology in San Diego, Calif. He was invited to be one of four presentations in a featured topic chosen by the Carl J. Wiggers Award winner, Dr. R. Clinton Webb.
The Carl J. Wiggers Award is given annually by the American Physiological Society to a scientist that has made a lifetime of outstanding contributions to cardiovascular research. It is the highest honor given by the cardiovascular section of the American Physiological Society. The recipient of this award is given the honor of organizing a featured topic on experimental biology and selecting four abstracts, one of which was Gibson’s, to be presented during this conference.
Experimental Biology is the annual national research conference for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The six major scientific research societies that are members of FASEB, as well as more than 30 guest societies from around the world with more than 14,000 scientists were in attendance.
Gibson’s research examines the effects of chemotherapy on the cardiovascular system and how exercise helps to attenuate the negative side effects of treatment. His research project determined the degree of dysfunction associated with doxorubicin in the vasculature.
Gibson just completed his second year as a doctoral candidate in Exercise Physiology at the University of Northern Colorado, where he is a research assistant and teaches as well. He earned his masters in Exercise Physiology from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md. in 2009, and his BS from UW-Eau Claire in 2007, with a major in Kinesiology and a minor in Biology.