Andrew Subudhi, Ph.D.

Andrew Subudhi, Ph.D.

Andrew Subudhi, Ph.D.

Professor, Chair
UCCS Biology Department

OCSE B335; laboratory OSCE  A202


  • 2003-2005   Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Emergency Medicine, Altitude Research Center, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus,   Denver, CO
  • 2000  Ph.D.  Exercise Physiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1996   M.S.  Exercise Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • 1992 B.A., Mathematics,  Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Research Interests

Students working in the UCCS Human Performance Laboratory study physiological responses to hypoxia (low oxygen). Our research focuses on cerebrovascular, cardiopulmonary, and neuromuscular adaptations to high altitude in collaboration with the University of Colorado Altitude Research Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Specifically, we are trying to answer the question "why is it so hard to exercise at altitude?" We believe that answering this question will lead to strategies for improving the health and performance people who live, work and travel to high altitude locations or suffer from cardiopulmonary diseases where oxygen availability and transport is limited (see:

Selected Publications

    • Subudhi, A.W., Lorenz, M.C., Fulco, C.S., & Roach, R.C. (2008). Cerebrovascular responses to incremental exercise during hypobaric hypoxia: effect of oxygenation on maximaol performance. American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 294(1), H164-H171.
    • Subudhi, A.W., Panerai, R.B., & Roach, R.C. (2010). Effects of hypobaric hypoxia on cerebral autoregulation. Stroke, 41(4), 641-646.
    • Subudhi AW, Olin JT, Dimmen AC, Polaner DM, Kayser B, Roach RC. (1985). Does cerebral oxygen delivery limit incremental exercise performance? J Appl Physiol , 2011 Dec;111(6):1727-34. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00569.2011. Epub 2011 Sep 15.
    • Bergeron MF, Bahr R, Bärtsch P, Bourdon L, Calbet JA, Carlsen KH, Castagna O, González-Alonso J, Lundby C, Maughan RJ, Millet G, Mountjoy M, Racinais S, Rasmussen P, Singh DG, Subudhi AW, Young AJ, Soligard T, Engebretsen L. (2012). International Olympic Committee consensus statement on thermoregulatory and altitude challenges for high-level athletes. Br J Sports Med. 2012 Sep;46(11):770-9. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091296. Epub 2012 Jun 9.
    • Subudhi AW, Bourdillon N, Bucher J, Davis C, Elliott JE, Eutermoster M, Evero O, Fan JL, Jameson-Van Houten S, Julian CG, Kark J, Kark S, Kayser B, Kern JP, Kim SE, Lathan C, Laurie SS, Lovering AT, Paterson R, Polaner DM, Ryan BJ, Spira JL, Tsao JW, Wachsmuth NB, Roach RC.(2014).AltitudeOmics: the integrative physiology of human acclimatization to hypobaric hypoxia and its retention upon reascent. PLoS One. Mar 21;9(3):e92191. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092191. eCollection 2014.

Subudhi's publications through PubMed

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 3300 Exercise Physiology
  • BIOL 4010 Seminar in Biology
  • BIOL 4360/5360 Human Physiology
  • BIOL 4790/5790 Laboratory Methods in Human Physiology

Student Research Opportunities

Former students have gone on to graduate school or secured jobs in the life sciences at various institutions, such as the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Lockheed Martin, and The United States Military Academy at West Point.

Prerequisites for student research projects:

  1. BIOL 4360 Human Physiology or
  2. BIOL 4790 Laboratory Methods in Human Physiology