Dr. David P. Ferguson earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Masters Degree from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, PhD from Texas A&M University and has postdoctoral training in cardiovascular physiology, nutrition and pediatrics from Baylor College of Medicine. He has worked in racing for over ten years with the top teams in NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1, and IMSA.
Sam earned his Bachelor's degree from Hope College and Masters degree from Michigan State University. He is a first year PhD student investigating the fitness differences between professional and amature race car drivers in the IMSA sports car series.
Dan Colvin - Alumni
Dan earned Masters degree from Michigan State University focusing on methods to improve safety in race car design in order to maximize driver performance.
He currently works at Fiat-Chrysler.
Montana Pruett - Alumni
Montana earned her Masters degree from Michigan State University focusing on comparing male and female race car drivers' physiological responses to racing.
She currently works at Ford Motor Company.
Peyton is a third year Kinesiology student with a cognate in Exercise Physiology and plans on pursuing graduate school in Exercise Physiology and one day hope to work clinically in cardiac rehabilitation. Furthermore, she would like to pursue my PhD and research the effects exercise and nutrition have on mental health, specifically those populations with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Peyton has contributed to projects examining female race car driver performance as well as hydration strategies for race car drivers.
Bhumi is currently in her last year undergrad. She will be earning a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with a minor in bioethics and health promotions. She hopes to go onto medical school after her gap year. She helps with data coding and some data collection in the lab. She is currently working on her UURAF presentation.
Anthony is completing the last year of his Bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University. He has been assisting in the lab since September 2018 with data analysis, in-lab research, and the creation of a health and fitness regimen for drivers.
Megan is a junior at MSU majoring in kinesiology with a health promotion minor. She plans to attend physician's assistant school and interested in specializing in a cardiovascular, pediatrics, or surgery related field. She is currently helping evaluate the differences in driver performance in dyslexic race car drivers.
Keegan Coles is a senior majoring in Kinesiology and this is his first year in the Spartan Motorsport Performance Lab. He has been involved in research looking into how drivers with dyslexia may have a competitive advantage. After graduation he plans on continuing his career in medical school where he aspires to work in a field related to sports medicine. In his free time he enjoys skiing, spending time on the lake or cheering on the Spartans.