Theodore Garland Jr. of UC Riverside, Discusses His Research (video) University of California - Riverside Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Theodore Garland Jr., a professor of biology at the University of California-Riverside, describes findings from his lab showing that voluntary activity, such as daily exercise, is a highly heritable trait that can be passed down genetically to successive generations. Credit UCR Strategic Communications. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.