- Graduate Teaching Assistant
Marissa Bello is a Ph.D. student in the exercise physiology program and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Originally from New Jersey, she received a B.S. in Biology from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA while playing soccer. She then completed her masters degree in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from Rutgers University, where her thesis was focused on the use of a caffeine-derivative and sports performance in high-level soccer players. While at Rutgers, she worked with men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, and women’s lacrosse. Her research concentrated on athlete monitoring through both physical and physiological measures, including HR monitoring and blood-based biomarkers. Her current research interests include the influence of ergogenic aids and training on performance, as well as the endocrinological response associated with exercise.