David Senchina, associate professor of biology, is now a regular contributor to the British Journal of Sports Medicine. His series of articles discusses sports supplements. Senchina has been invited to write eight installments on topics ranging from Chinese herbs to vitamins. His most recent contribution focuses on two molecules found in chocolate that purportedly have performance-enhancing effects.
"Being invited to write for the British Journal of Sports Medicine multiple times is quite an honor," Senchina says.
Senchina’s professional research involves herbal supplements and how they influence athletes’ immune system cells. Since coming to Drake in August 2006, he has authored or co-authored with students more than 30 separate peer-reviewed publications, primarily in the areas of immunology and exercise science.