Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 213F Heldenfels Hall
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 862-4687
Primary Emphasis Area: Kinesiology
Vita: View Document
Research Interests
Cardiovascular physiology
Genomic/genetic approaches to identify genes associated with exercise training
Physiological adaptations to exercise training
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Avila*, J.J., S. K. Kim*, and M. P. Massett. Differences in exercise capacity and training responses in 24 inbred mouse strains. Front. Physiol. 8:974. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00974, PMC5714923

2. Kim*, S. K., and M. P. Massett. Genetic regulation of endothelial vasomotor function. Front. Physiol. 7:571, 2016. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00571, PMC5122706 *

3. Kim*, S. K., J. Avila*, and M. P. Massett. Strain survey and genetic analysis of vasoreactivity in mouse aorta. Physiol Genomics 48:861[48]13873, 2016 doi:10.1152/physiolgenomics.00054.2016, PMID: 27764765 *

4. Massett, M. P., J. J. Avila*, and S. K. Kim*. Exercise capacity and response to training quantitative trait loci in a NZW X 129S1 intercross and combined cross analysis of inbred mouse strains. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145741. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145741, PMC4692404 *

5. Courtney SM, Massett MP. (2012) Identification of exercise capacity QTL using association mapping in inbred mice. Physiol Genomics 44: 948 --955 *

6. Liu, S. Y. F. Lee, S. M. Chou, H. Uno, G. Li, P. Brookes, M. P. Massett, Q. Wu, L. Chen, and C. Chang. Mice lacking TR4 nuclear receptor develop mitochondrial myopathy with deficiency in complex I. Mol. Endocrinol. 25: 1301-1310, 2011, PMC3146253

7. Pang, J., R. Hoefen, G. S. Pryhuber, J. Wang, G. Yin, J. R. White, X. Xu, M. R. O'Dell, A. Mohan, M. P. Massett, C. Yan, and B. C. Berk. Git1 is required for pulmonary vascular development. Circulation 119:1524-1532, 2009.

8. Massett, M. P., R. Fan, and B. C. Berk. Quantitative trait loci for exercise training responses in FVB/NJ and C57BL/6J mice. Physiol. Genomics 40: 15-22, 2009.

9. Pang, J., C. Yan, K. Natarajan, M. E. Cavet, M. P. Massett, G. Yin, and B. C. Berk. (2008) GIT1 mediates HDAC5 activation by angiotensin II in vascular smooth muscle cells. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 28:892-898. *

10. Korshunov, V. A., M. Daul, M. P. Massett, and B. C. Berk. Axl mediates vascular remodeling in DOCA-salt hypertension. In Press: Hypertension, 08/07.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Cytoskeleton Remodeling Regulates Contractile Function and Mechanosensing in Vascular Smooth Muscle. (Co-I)
American Heart Association (Private)
2018/07/01 - 2021/06/30
Total Funding: 15,882.

T3 - Influence of Genetic Background on Vascular Function. (PI)
TAMU T3 (State)
2018/04/01 - 2020/03/31
Total Funding: 35,000.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Sean Courtney (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.
Seung Kyum Kim (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Joshua J. Avila (Fall, 2016), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2011 - ). Frontiers in Vascular Physiology

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