Life Sciences Seminar Series
|Professor. Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Montana.|
|Title:||Understanding the Upper Limits of Human Endurance for Work and Play|
|Date:||Friday, 11 April 2014|
|Location:||Murie Life Science Bldg, Murie Auditorium.|
|Host:||Robert "Trey" Coker|
About the Speaker:
***The video of Ruby's seminar will be posted to this page April 14 or 15 ****
Brent Ruby received his Ph.D. in exercise science from the University of New Mexico in 1994. Ruby served as the director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Montana from 1994-2007. He is now the Director of the Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism (Montana WPEM), a designated research center on the University campus and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Ruby’s research interests include nutritional strategies during ultra-endurance work/competition, muscle metabolism during and after exercise, the use of stable isotope tracers for the measure of water turnover and energy expenditure, and issues surrounding heat stress during arduous work.
Ruby and the Montana WPEM research staff work to facilitate a better understanding of applied human physiology using laboratory and field study designs. The new research facility is well equipped and dedicated to the unique study of arduous work physiology and the metabolic demands placed on the skeletal muscle as it interacts with changing environments.
Brent lives in Missoula, MT with his wife Jo and his son Zeb (16). His daughter Ellen is a freshman at Seattle Pacific University studying Music Therapy. In his free time, Brent still maintains his interest in racing (running – mostly on the track). However, as a recovering Ironman racer for many years, Brent’s primary sport interests are the pursuit of “soul sports” including paddling and surfing.
Browse Life Sciences SeminarsThe fall 2014 faculty coordinators for this seminar series are Tamara Harms and Robert "Trey" Coker. The staff coordinator is Marie Thoms. Beginning in 2013, many of the seminars were recorded and can be viewed online. Speakers are listed in chronological order within academic years.
**Sept-Oct 2014: Problems with the university recording system have delayed the posting of seminar recordings. We hope to have this fixed by the end of October.Beginning in 1966 and continuing today, IAB hosts a weekly seminar for faculty, students, staff and the public during the academic year. The series attracts life scientists from Alaska and around the world.
If you wish to meet with a particular speaker, please contact the IAB director's office at 907-474-7649.
- 9/6/13 (Scott McWilliams)
- 9/13/13 (James Elser)
- 9/20/13 (David Mech)
- 10/4/13 (Bryan Carstens)
- 10/11/13 (Falk Huettmann)
- 10/18/13 (John Benson)
- 11/1/13 (Eugenie Euskirchen)
- 11/8/13 (Jason Fridley)
- 11/15/13 (David R. Klein and Derek Sikes)
- 11/22/13 (Pam Groves)
- 12/6/13 (Mary Beth Leigh)
- 2/7/14 (Kristin Laidre)
- 2/14/14 (Mark Lindberg, Katie Christie, Trevor Haynes, Tyler Lewis)
- 2/28/14 (Diane O'Brien)
- 3/7/14 (Robert "Trey" Coker)
- 3/13/14 (Jane Lubchenco)
- 3/14/14 (Jonathan O'Donnell)
- 3/28/14 (Christa Mulder)
- 4/4/14 (Dr. Nicolaas E. Deutz)
- 4/11/14 (Brent Ruby)
- 4/18/14 (Kris Hundertmark)
- 4/25/14 ()
- 5/2/14 (Roger W. Ruess)