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Timothy P. Gavin

Contact Information
Email: gavin1 |at| purdue.edu
Office: LAMB 117 Map
Phone: (765) 494-3179
Fax: (765) 469-1239
Professor and Department Head,
Department of Health and Kinesiology

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Postdoctoral Fellowship University of California San Diego Skeletal Muscle Angiogenesis 1999
Ph.D. Indiana University Bloomington Human Performance, Exercise Physiology Minor: Biology, Endocrinology 1996
M.S. Indiana University Bloomington Exercise Physiology 1990
B.S. Indiana University Bloomington Quantitative Business Analysis 1985

Research Interests

Skeletal Muscle in Health and with Diabetes and Aging.

Teaching Interests

Physiology, Skeletal Muscle, Exercise.


National Institute on Aging and American Heart Association

Selected Publications

Camarillo I, L Clah, W Zheng, X Zhou, B Larrick, N Blaize, E Breslin, N Patel, D Johnson, D Teegarden, SS Donkin, TP Gavin, S Newcomer. (2014). Maternal Exercise During Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Mammary Tumorigenesis In Rat Offspring.Eur J Cancer Prev 23(6): 502-505.

Gavin TP, JM Ernst, SE Caudill, GL Dohm, WJ Pories, M Dar, MA Reed. (2014). Insulin sensitivity is related to glycemic control in type 2 diabetes and diabetes remission after RYGB. Surgery. 155: 1036-1043.

Fisher-Wellman KH, TM Weber, BL Cathey, PM Brophy, LA Gilliam, CL Kane, JM Maples, TP Gavin, RN Cortright, JA Houmard, PD Neufer. (2014). Mitochondrial respiratory capacity and content are normal in young insulin-resistant obese humans. Diabetes. 63: 132-141.

Gavin TP, JB Van Meter, PM Brophy, GS Dubis, KN Potts, RC Hickner. (2012). Comparison of a field based test to estimate functional threshold power and power output at lactate threshold. J Strength Cond Res. 26: 416-421.

Reed MA, WJ Pories, W Chapman, J Pender, R Bowden, H Barakat, TP Gavin, T Green, E Tapscott, D Zheng, N Shankley, L Yieh, D Polidori, SP Piccoli, L Breener-Gati, GL Dohm. (2011). Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Corrects Hyperinsulinemia Implications for the Remission of Type 2 Diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 8: 2525-2531.

Perry CGR, DA Kane, C-T Lin, R Kozy, BL Cathey, DS Lark, CL Kane, PM Brophy, TP Gavin, EJ Anderson, PD Neufer. (2011). Inhibiting myosin-ATPase reveals dynamic range of mitochondrial repiratory control in skeletal muscle. Biochem J. 437: 215-222.

Boyle K, J Canham, L Consitt, D Zheng, T Koves, TP Gavin, D Holbert, PD Neufer, O Ilkayeva, D Muoio, and JA Houmard. (2011). A high fat diet elicits differential responses in genes coordinating oxidative metabolism in skeletal muscle of lean and obese individuals. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 96: 775-781.

Gavin TP, RC Sloan III, EZ Lukosius, MA Reed, JR Pender, V Boghossian, JJ Carter, RD McKernie, K Parikh, JW Price, EB Tapscott, WJ Pories, and GL Dohm. (2011). Duodenal-jejunal bypass surgery does not increase skeletal muscle insulin signal transduction or glucose disposal in Goto-Kakazaki type 2 diabetic rats. Obes Surg. 21: 231-237.

Gavin TP. (2009). Basal and exercise-induced regulation of skeletal muscle capillarization. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 37:86-92.

Zwetsloot, KA, BF Holmes, LM Westerkamp, and TP Gavin. (2008). AMPK regulates basal skeletal muscle capillarization and VEGF expression, but is not necessary for the angiogenic response to exercise. J Physiol. 586: 6021-6035.

Wooldridge AA, CN Fortner, T Akimoto, RL Neppl, C Facemire, MB Datto, A Kwon, E McCook, P Li, S Wang, RJ Thresher, SE Miller, JC Perriard, TP Gavin, RC Hickner, TM Coffman, AV Somlyo, Z Yan, and TAJ Haystead. (2008). Deletion of the PKA/PKG target SMTNL1 promotes an exercise adapted phenotype in vascular smooth muscle. J Biol Chem. 283: 11850-11859.

Gavin TP, RS Ruster, JA Carrithers, KA Zwetsloot, RM Kraus, CA Evans, DJ Knapp, JL Drew, JS McCartney, JP Garry, and RC Hickner. (2007). No difference in the skeletal muscle angiogenic response to aerobic exercise training between young and aged men. J Physiol. 585: 231-239.

Gavin TP, JL Drew, CJ Kubik, WE Pofahl, and RC Hickner. (2007). Acute resistance exercise increases skeletal muscle angiogenic growth factor expression. Acta Physiol. 191: 139-146.

Focht BC, DJ Knapp, TP Gavin, TD Raedeke, and RC Hickner. (2007). Affective and self-efficacy responses to acute exercise in sedentary older and younger adults. J Aging Phys Activity. 15: 123-138.

Olfert IM, EC Breen, TP Gavin, and PD Wagner. (2006). Temporal thrombospondin-1 mRNA response in skeletal muscle exposed to acute and chronic exercise. Growth Factors. 24: 253-259.

Gavin TP, LM Westerkamp, and KA Zwetsloot. (2006). Soleus, plantaris, and gastrocnemius VEGF mRNA responses to hypoxia and exercise are preserved in aged compared to young female C57BL/6 mice. Acta Physiol. 188: 113-121.

Ryan NA, KA Zwetsloot, LM Westerkamp, RC Hickner, WE Pofahl, and TP Gavin. (2006). Lower skeletal muscle capillarization and VEGF expression in aged versus young men. J Appl Physiol. 100(J)". 178-185.

Croley AN, KA Zwetsloot, LM Westerkamp, NA Ryan, AM Pendergast, RC Hickner, WE Pofahl, and TP Gavin. (2005). Lower capillarization, VEGF protein, and VEGF mRNA response to acute exercise in the vastus lateralis muscle of aged versus young women. J Appl Physiol. 99(5): 1872-1879.

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