Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 311 Gilchrist
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-0515
Primary Emphasis Area: Kinesiology
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Short Bio
Dr. Woodman received a Ph.D. in Physiological Sciences from the University of Arizona under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Tipton. After graduate school he moved to the University of Missouri to complete a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Harold Laughlin in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. He joined the faculty in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M in 2006 where he is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Vascular Biology Laboratory. His research focuses on the interactive effects of aging and exercise training on skeletal muscle vascular beds. The mission of the Vascular Biology Laboratory is to understand how the structure and function of arteries change with age and how these changes increase cardiovascular disease risk in the elderly. In addition, the laboratory seeks to determine mechanisms by which exercise training attenuates, or reverses, the detrimental effects of aging on vascular function. Dr. Woodman has received research support from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.
Research Interests
Exercise Physiology
skeletal muscle blood flow
Vascular Physiology
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Luttrell, M., Kim, H., Shin, S.Y., Holly, D., Massett, M., and Woodman, C.R. (2019). Heterogeneous effect of aging on vasorelaxation responses in large and small arteries. Physiol. Rep. 7: e1431. DOI: 10.14814/phy2.14341

2. Coletta, A.M., Sanchez, B., O'Connor, A., Dalton, R., Springer, S., Koozehchian, M.S., Murano, P.S., Woodman, C.R., Rasmussen, C., and Kreider, R.B. (2018). Alignment of diet prescription to genotype does not promote greater weight loss success in women with obesity participating in an exercise and weight loss program. 4: 554-574.

3. Joubert, D.P., Granados, J.Z., Oliver, J.M., Noack, B.L., Grandjean, P.W., Woodman, C.R., Riechman, S.E., and Crouse, S.F. (2018). An acute bout of aquatic treadmill exercise induces greater improvements in endothelial function and post-exercise hypotension than land treadmill exercise: a crossover design. Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. 97: 578-584

4. Woodman, C.R., Seawright, J.W., Luttrell, M.J., Shin, S.Y., and Trache, A. (2018). Importance of mechanical signals in promoting exercise-induced improvements in vasomotor function of aged skeletal muscle resistance arteries. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. 315: H602-H609.

5. Seawright, J.W., Sreenivasappa, H., Gibbs, H.C., Padgham, S., Shin, S.Y., Chaponnier, C., Yeh, A.T., Trzeciakowski, J.P., Woodman, C.R., and Trache, A. (2018). Vascular smooth muscle contractile function declines with age in skeletal muscle feed arteries. Front. Physiol. 9: 1-12.

6. Seawright, J.W., Trache, A., Wilson E., and Woodman, C.R. (2016). Short-duration increases in intraluminal pressure improve improve vasoconstrictor responses in aged skeletal muscle feed arteries. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 116: 931-937

7. Seawright, J.W., Luttrell, M.J., Trache, A., and Woodman, C.R. (2016). Short-term increases in pressure and shear stress attenuate age-related declines in endothelial function in skeletal muscle feed arteries. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 116: 1305-1311

8. Seawright, J.W., Luttrell, M.J., and Woodman, C.R. (2014). Acute increases in intraluminal pressure improve vasodilator responses in aged soleus muscle feed arteries. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 114: 2213-2221. (135 creadits requested: Seawright is my advisee; Luttrell is my advisee; Impact Factor 2.586)

9. Trott, D.W., Luttrell, M.J., Seawright, J.W., and Woodman, C.R. (2013). Aging impairs PI3K/Akt signaling and NO-mediated dilation in soleus muscle feed arteries. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 113:2039-2046

10. Luttrell, M.J., Seawright, J.W., Wilson, E, and Woodman, C.R. (2013) Effect of age and exercise training on protein:protein interactions among eNOS and its regulatory proteins in rat aortas. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 113: 2761-2768

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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)

Integrins as Regulators of Vascular Contractility in Aged Resistance Arteries. (Co-I)
DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2019/07/15 - 2021/03/31
Total Funding: 17,641.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Joshua Swift (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Daniel Trott (Fall, 2010), Ph.D.
Meredith Luttrell (Spring, 2014), Ph.D.
John Weston Seawright (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

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

Editorial Board Member (2009 - ). Journal of Applied Physiology


(2011). Editors Choice Award.  Journal of Applied Physiology

(2010-2010). "Star Reviewer".  Journal of Applied Physiology

(2001-2006). Research Career Development Award.  National Institutes of Health

(1997-2000). National Research Service Award.  National Institutes of Health

(1992). Graduate Academic Scholarship.  University of Arizona

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