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Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Orlando Laitano, PhD is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology where he directs the Laboratory of Muscle and Environmental Physiology. Dr. Laitano conducts research on the mechanisms underlying sepsis-induced myopathy with disuse in aging and on the pathophysiology of exertional heat stroke. His lab uses pre-clinical models designed to address the complexities of clinical settings with the goal of improving human health. Dr. Laitano’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. In addition, Dr Laitano has extensive practical experience assessing fluid balance and sweat test in elite athletes.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of Florida


  • 2010 
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, PhD / Exercise Physiology