Active Grants

  1. National Institutes of Health R21 (National Institute on Aging)
    Therapies to improve coronary exercise hyperemia in older adults with peripheral arterial disease
    R21 AG054940, Submitted February 16, 2016, as Principal Investigator, 2 years / $275,000 direct
    The A0 submission impact score was 35, 25th percentile, Dr. David Proctor resubmitted 3/2017 as PI with new title: “Novel Therapies to Improve Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle O2 Supply-Demand Mismatch in Older Adults with Peripheral Artery Disease”, This submission scored 35, 27th percentile: FUNDED using NIH discretionary funds, September 2018, Dr. Muller is Co-Investigator.

Pending Grants

Completed Grants

  1. Kent State University: Research and Graduate Studies (undergrad)
    The effect of body composition on immunological and thermoregulatory responses during cold water immersion in healthy males
    AWARDED; $500 for GS Farnell dissertation, March 2007

  2. Kent State University: School of Exercise, Leisure, and Sport (graduate)
    The Effects of Training with Elastic Band Resistance in the Bench Press Exercise
    AWARDED; $1250 for equipment, subject payment, and presentation of data, February 2008

  3. Kent State University: School of Exercise, Leisure, and Sport (graduate)
    The influence of interval vs. continuous exercise on thermoregulation, hemodynamics and finger dexterity in the cold (5°C)
    AWARDED; $2500 for clothing, subject payment, and supplies, February 2009

  4. Wilderness Medical Society Research in Training Award (postdoc)
    Effect of cold air breathing and isometric exercise on left ventricular function
    Principal Investigator (2011-2012)
    AWARDED; 1 year / $6500 for supplies

  5. Penn State College of Medicine, Medical Student Research Grant (Internal)
    Primary Mentor for Hardikkumar Patel (0% effort)
    AWARDED; $2500 stipend

  6. National Institutes of Health Program Project Grant (Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
    Acute and chronic afferent engagement: sympathetic and end organ responses and
    The muscle reflex: modes of engagement and circulatory consequences
    P01 HL096570; PI: Lawrence I. Sinoway, ~$10 million total
    ***Dr. Muller was 100% effort (postdoc) from 2010-2013 and was 70% effort (Co-Investigator) in 2014. When the KL2 was awarded in January 2015 he had to be removed from the P01, as stated in the KL2 stipulations. However, he remained involved and helped collect all of the human pilot data for the competitive renewal (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015).

  7. Penn State College of Medicine Association of Faculty and Friends
    No Title
    Awarded for July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
    Principal Investigator; $10,000 for pilot studies to obtain data for subsequent R01 submission (beta-adrenergic control of coronary blood flow)

  8. Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute Community Engagement Enhancement
    Engaging vascular surgery patients in basic science research
    Principal Investigator (0% effort)
    Awarded for June 5, 2015 – August 31, 2016, $9,982 direct

  9. Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 Program
    Coronary and skeletal muscle vascular control during exercise in patients with PAD
    KL2 TR000126, Principal Investigator (75% effort)
    Awarded for 2.5 years, January 2015 – June 2017 / $221,478 direct
    *This project was funded by Pennsylvania Department of Health using Tobacco CURE funds