Mike Carper


 

About

Dr. Carper teaches Exercise Physiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Research Projects in Exercise Physiology, and Technology and Instrumentation in Exercise Physiology. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College and earned his Doctorate of Education in Applied/Exercise Physiology from the University of Kansas. He has completed three postdoctoral fellowships at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, and Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, Washington University. 

Dr. Carper is a member of the American Diabetes Association, The American Physiological Association, The North American Association for the Study of Obesity, and The American College of Sports Medicine. He has given several presentations at the international, national, state, and local levels. He also has several peer-reviewed publications in a range of topics from human performance to HIV protease inhibitor involvement in decreased fatty acid transport in skeletal muscle.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Responsibilities

  • Serves as Associate Professor in the HHPR Department
  • Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in HHPR Department

Research Interests

Dr. Carper’s main area of research focuses on the mechanism(s) that directly affect skeletal muscle metabolism in vitro and ex vivo, specifically fatty acid metabolism, in conditions of obesity. He is also interested in the affect HIV has on skeletal muscle and adipose tissue substrate oxidation in vitro and ex vivo.   

Awards & Honors

  • Washington University T-32 Training Grant, Post-Doctoral Training Award; National Institute of Health Institutional T-32 Award; Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, DK007296.  March 2006 – December 2007. 
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center T-32 Training Grant, Post-Doctoral Training Award, “Obesity:  from genes to man”; Postdoctoral Training Award; National Institute of Health Institutional T-32 Award; Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, DK64584.  August 2004 – October 2005.
  • Most Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation:  School of Education - University of Kansas, 2004.
  • Doctoral Student Award Recipient:  American College of Sports Medicine – Central States Chapter, 2003.
Mike Carper
Dr. Mike Carper
Associate Professor

Phone: (620) 235-6155

Office: 202B Student Recreation Center

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