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Health and Kinesiology Faculty

Arturo Arce-Esquivel

Arturo Arce-Esquivel

Title: Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology
Department: Department of Health & Kinesiology
Building: Herrington Patriot Center
Phone: 903.565.5838


  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    Ph.D. Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology), 2008
  • National University of Cordoba, Cordoba - Argentina
    M.D., 1993

Postdoctoral Training

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Biology, 2012


Sample Courses : (courses taught at UT Tyler)  

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Principles of Training
  • Prescriptive Exercise
  • Wellness

Research Interests :

  • Dr. Arce-Esquivel’s research agenda is aimed to fully understand the main cardiovascular effects of exercise
    • The role of exercise training programs on vascular function and explored the link between measures of vascular function and physical function.
    • Determine the mechanisms that mediate the beneficial effects of physical activity to reverse the detrimental changes associated with disease

Teaching Philosophy:

My teaching philosophy centers on providing the best possible environment for students to learn science. I realize all students differ in how they learn, and the knowledge they bring with them to my classroom also varies. In the classroom, I emphasize active learning and understanding of concepts applied to a variety of problems through the use of case studies, group projects, independent laboratory research projects, and in-class problem solving.

I often pose critical thinking questions to the class and have students reflect on these questions for a few minutes. Then my students discuss their answers with their classmates, and later share their conclusions with the entire class. This approach actively encourages student participation compared to passive learning activities, such as taking notes out of a textbook. I also try to make science and scientific concepts meaningful for the students who are non-majors. Connecting the lectures with real world examples is one way to achieve this objective. To this end, I frequently ask students to bring to class a recent journal article related to the topics addressed in class, and have students present a brief synopsis to the class.


Publication Highlights :

Arturo A. Arce-Esquivel, Aaron K. Bunker, Catherine R. Mikus and M. Harold Laughlin (2013). Insulin Resistance and Endothelial Dysfunction: Macro and Microangiopathy, Type 2 Diabetes, Prof. Kazuko Masuo (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-1171-9, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/56475. Available from:

Tisdell E, Scott M, Welsch M, Bahadir Z, Parish T, Arce-Esquivel AA, Dobrosielski D.  Association of Venous Function and Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption Recovery Kinetics. Int J Exerc Sci. 2013; 6(1): 63-73. Accepted for publication 2012 Nov 14  

Jenkins NT, Padilla J, Arce-Esquivel AA, Bayless DS, Martin JS, Leidy HJ, Booth FW, Rector RS, Laughlin MH. Effects of Endurance Exercise Training, Metformin, and their combination on Adipose Tissue Leptin and IL-10 Secretion in OLETF Rats. J Appl Physiol . 2012 Dec; 113(12): 1873-83. Epub 2012 Sep 27

Padilla J, Jenkins NT, Roberts MD, Arce-Esquivel AA, Martin JS, Laughlin MH, Booth FW. Differential changes in vascular mRNA levels between rat iliac and renal arteries produced by cessation of voluntary running. Exp Physiol 2013 Jan; 98(1): 337-47. Epub ahead 2012 Jun 18

Roseguini BT, Arce-Esquivel AA, Newcomer SC, Yang HT, Terjung R, Laughlin MH. Intermittent pneumatic leg compressions enhance muscle performance and blood flow in a model of peripheral arterial insufficiency. J Appl Physiol . 2012 May; 112(9): 1556-1563. Epub 2012 Feb 23

Arce-Esquivel AA, Kreutzer KV, Rush, JW, Turk, JE, Laughlin MH. Exercise does not Attenuate Early Coronary Artery Disease Progression in a Pig Model. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Jan; 44(1):27-38. Epub 2011 Jun 16

Delaney LE, Arce-Esquivel AA, Kuroki K, Laughlin MH. Exercise training improves vasoreactivity in the knee artery. Int J Sports Med. 2012 Feb; 33(2):114-22. Epub 2011 Nov 17

Laughlin, M. H., Davis, M. J., Secher, N. H., van Lieshout, J. J., Arce-Esquivel, A. A., Simmons, G. H., Bender, S. B., Padilla, J., Bache, R. J., Merkus, D. and Duncker, D. J. 2012. Peripheral Circulation. Comprehensive Physiology. 321- 447. Published Online: 1 Jan 2012

Arturo A. Arce-Esquivel, Aaron K. Bunker and M. Harold Laughlin (2011). Effects of Type 2 Diabetes on Arterial Endothelium. Recent Advances in the Pathogenesis, Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes and its Complications, Mark B. Zimering, MD, PhD (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-597-6, InTech, Available from: (accessed 3,000 times*)

Roseguini BT, Arce-Esquivel AA, Newcomer SC, Laughlin MH. Impact of a single session of intermittent pneumatic leg compressions on skeletal muscle and isolated artery gene expression in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol . 2011 Dec; 301(6):R1658-68. Epub 2011 Sep 28

Arce-Esquivel A, Manor B, Li L, Welsch MA. Relationship between vascular and physical function in individuals with peripheral neuropathy. Vascular Disease Prevention, 2009, 6,148-156. Accepted for publication September 10, 2008

Arce Esquivel AA, Welsch MA. High and low volume resistance training and vascular function. Int J Sports Med. 2007 Mar; 28(3):217-21. Epub 2006 Oct 6


Presentation Highlights :

Arturo A. Arce-Esquivel, James R. Turk, M. Harold Laughlin (April 2012). Expression of T-cadherin in a hereditary hypercholesterolemic swine model. Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA

Arturo A. Arce-Esquivel, James R. Turk, and M. Harold Laughlin (April 2011). Effects of endur a nce exercise tr a ining on coron a ry endotheli a l function a nd a therosclerosis progression in the heredit a ry hypercholesterolemic (HH) swine model. Experimental Biology, Washington, DC

Arce-Esquivel , Arturo A., Yang, H. T.; Terjung, Ronald L. FACSM; Laughlin, M. Harold FACSM (May 2010). Exercise Training Results In Enhanced Coronary Endothelial Function In A Preclinical Model of Peripheral Artery Disease. Presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Baltimore, MD

A rturo A. Arce -Esquivel , James R. Turk, and M. Harold Laughlin (April 2010). Patterns of Coronary Atherosclerosis in a Hypercholesterolemic Swine Model. Experimental Biology, Anaheim, CA


International Presentations:

Arturo A. Arce-Esquivel (July 2012). Physical Activity and the Battle against Modern Chronic Diseases. Presented at the Graduate School: Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazon (UNIFE), Lima - Peru

Arturo A. Arce-Esquivel (August 2008). Perspectives of the Scientific Investigation. Presented at the Centro de Investigacion de la Catolica (CICA): Unversidad Catolica de Santa Maria, Arequipa – Peru

Arturo A. Arce-Esquivel (December 2004). Flexing the Nation’s Muscle. Presented at the Exercise and Sports Physiology International Conference. Centro de Investigacion de la Catolica (CICA): Unversidad Catolica de Santa Maria, Arequipa - Peru