Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 213D Heldenfels Hall
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. 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

2. 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

3. 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)

4. 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

5. 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

6. Trott, D.W., Seawright, J.W. Luttrell, M.L. and Woodman, C.R. (2011). NADPH oxidase derived reactive oxygen species contribute to age related impairments of endothelium dependent dilation in rat soleus feed arteries. J. Appl. Physiol. 110: 1171-1180, 2011 *

7. Trott, D.W., Gunduz, F., Laughlin, M.H., and Woodman, C.R. (2009). Exercise training increases ecSOD protein content and reverses age-related decrements in endothelium-dependent dilation in soleus feed arteries. J. Appl. Physiol. *

8. Woodman,C.R. (2009) Setting the tone for aging in the skeletal muscle vasculature. J. Appl. Physiol.

9. Lesniewski LA, Donato AJ, Behnke BJ, Woodman CR, Laughlin MH, Ray CA, and Delp MD. Decreased NO signaling leads to enhanced vasoconstrictor responsiveness in skeletal muscle arterioles of the ZDF rat prior to overt diabetes and hypertension. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 294: H1840-H1850, 2008. *

10. Woodman CR, Trott DW, and Laughlin MH. Short-term increases in intraluminal pressure reverse age-related decrements in endothelium-dependent dilation in soleus muscle feed arteries. J Appl Physiol 103: 1172-1179, 2007. *

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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)

T3 - Influence of Genetic Background on Vascular Function. (Co-PI)
TAMU T3 (State)
2018/04/01 - 2020/03/31
Total Funding: 35,000.
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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