Dan Chantigian, MS
Team Personnel

Research Interests: Dan has been a member of the Cardiovascular Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory since 2015. In January of 2017, he received his Masters of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science. Afterwards, Dan decided to continue with his studies in order to obtain a PhD. His research is centered on understanding autonomic function and how neuromodulatory techniques may alter the autonomic nervous system in both healthy and patient populations. In June 2017, he was awarded a MnDRIVE Fellowship to assist in conducting a clinical trial with an industry partner, Boston Scientific. In the future, Dan hopes to continue working with industry partners to develop novel device-based therapies that treat disease states with better efficacy and fewer side effects than current pharmaceutical therapies.

Personal Interests: Dan enjoys playing and watching soccer, attending concerts, making music, and traveling with his friends. 

Manda L. Keller-Ross, PhD, DPT, PT
Principal Investigator


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Mia Larson, BSN, RN, HN-BC
PhD Student

Research Interests: Mia began her career as a registered nurse, working with patients in a neuro ICU for 5 years at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN before returning to school to obtain a PhD. Her research interests include understanding how holistic health practices affect human physiology and how these practices can be integrated into everyday life and in medicine to reduce the incidence and burden of disease.

Personal Interests: Mia enjoys yoga, cooking, photography and hiking.

Emma Lee, MS, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow

Research interests: Emma received an M.S. in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) in 2018. Her dissertation focused on running performance in marathon runners and master athletes. She is excited to explore cardiovascular and autonomic function in women, especially endurance athletes.

Personal interests: Emma loves to run, strength train, cross country ski, read books, and be active outdoors.

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