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Dr. Brittany Edgett, PhD

Pronouns: She/Her


Assistant Professor

Faculty of Kinesiology

Contact information


Office: KNB422


Educational Background

PDF Integrative Physiology, University of Guelph & Dalhousie University, 2021

PhD Mitochondrial Biology, Queen's University, 2017

MSc Exercise Physiology, Queen's University, 2012

BSc Human Kinetics Saint Francis Xavier University, 2010


Dr. Brittany Edgett is an integrative exercise physiologist interested in sex differences and the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying exercise intolerance and metabolic adaptations to exercise.  Her lab uses a variety of techniques in physiology, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and histology using an animal-to-human research approach to study the interplay between various organ systems that regulate cardiometabolic health and how this differs in men and women.


Areas of Research

  • Cardiac Function
  • Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Mitochondrial Function
  • Muscle Physiology
  • Sex Differences
  • Substrate Availability


  • Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship, Killam Trusts, Dalhousie University. 2018
  • Early Career Author Prize Runner Up, Experimental Physiology. 2016
  • Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award, NSERC. 2014