Scott Thrall

PhD Student


Dr. Glen Foster

Current Program

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship, Mitacs Accelerate, University Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship


Scott completed his BSc in Health Sciences at Mount Royal University (2019), and his MSc in kinesiology at the University of Alberta (2021). Scott loves skiing, camping, spending time with friends, and unwinding at the pub.

Current Research

Scott’s research examines how our autonomic nervous system responds and adapts when repeatedly exposed to low oxygen. By mapping changes in autonomic regulation through measurements of peripheral nerve activity and the function of the heart, lungs and vasculature, his PhD aims to improve our understanding of the pathogenesis of hypertension in sleep apnea, as well as exploring the therapeutic potential of hypoxia and neural adaptation in spinal cord injury to translate to improvements in patient cardiovascular outcomes.