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Health and Kinesiology Faculty

Scott Spier

Scott Spier

Title: Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology
Department: Department of Health & Kinesiology
Building: Herrington Patriot Center
Email: sspier@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7427

Degrees

  • Texas A&M University
    Ph.D., Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology), 2003
  • Texas A&M University
    M.S., Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology), 1998
  • Louisiana Tech University
    B.S., Finance, 1993

Biography

Sample Courses:
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Training Methods
  • Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Metabolism

 

Research Interests:

  • The effects of aging and/or exercise training on control of blood flow within skeletal muscle and the brain
  • The effects of acute bouts of exercise on vascular control mechanisms in skeletal muscle

Notable Academic Awards:

Young Investigator Award, American Physiological Society – Cardiovascular Section (2003)

Proctor & Gamble Professional Opportunity Award, American Physiological Society - Environmental & Exercise Section (2003)

Distinguished Graduate Student Award, The Association of Former Students and the Office of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University (1999)

 

Publication Highlights:

MD Delp, BJ Behnke, SA Spier, Y Park, G Wu, and JM Muller-Delp. Aging diminishes endothelium-dependent vasodilation and tetrahydrobiopterin content in rat skeletal muscle arterioles. J. Physiol. 586 (4): 1161-1168, 2008. (24 citations*)

Spier, SA, MD Delp, JA Stallone, and JM Muller-Delp. Exercise training enhances flow-induced vasodilation in skeletal muscle resistance arteries of aged rats: role of PGI2 and nitric oxide. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 292: H3119-H3127, 2007. (13 citations*)

Spier, SA, MD Delp, CJ Meininger, AJ Donato, MW Ramsey, and JM Muller-Delp. Effects of ageing and exercise training on endothelium-dependent vasodilatation and structure of rat skeletal muscle arterioles.  J Physiol.  556(3): 947-958, 2004.                 (66 citations*)

Behnke, BJ, MD Delp, Paul McDonough, SA Spier, DC Poole and TI Musch. Effects of chronic heart failure on microvascular oxygen exchange dynamics in muscles of contrasting fiber type. Cardiovasc Res 61: 325-332, 2004.  (13 citations*)

Muller-Delp, JM, SA Spier, MW Ramsey, and MD Delp. Aging impairs endothelium-dependent vasodilation in rat skeletal muscle arterioles. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 283: H1662-H1672, 2002.  (80 citations*)

Muller-Delp, JM, SA Spier, MW Ramsey, L Lesniewski, A Papadopoulos, JD Humphrey, and MD Delp. Effects of aging on vasoconstrictor and mechanical properties of rat skeletal muscle arterioles. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 282: H1843-H1854, 2002.   (50 citations*)

Spier, SA, MH Laughlin, and MD Delp.  Effects of acute and chronic exercise on vasoconstrictor responsiveness of rat abdominal aorta.  J. Appl. Physiol.  87:1752-1757, 1999.  (23 citations*) *Source: Institute for Scientific Information Web of Science (07/2010)

 

Presentation Highlights:

Boyd, E, L Evans, A de Jong, and SA Spier.  Effect of exercise training on endothelium-dependent vasodilation in cerebral arteries. POSTER PRESENTATION (M.S. – Kinesiology student, Elisa Boyd): Texas chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Annual Meeting, February 24, 2011.

De Jong, A, L Evans, E Boyd, and SA Spier.  Effects of aging on endothelium-dependent vasodilation in cerebral arteries. POSTER PRESENTATION (B.S. – Kinesiology student, Amanda de Jong): Texas chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Annual Meeting, February 24, 2011.

Spier, SA, J Gallegly, L Deal, E Buess, and MP Patrick. Mechanisms of enhanced endothelium-dependent vasodilation in skeletal muscle resistance vasculature following acute exercise.  POSTER PRESENTATION: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 27, 2009.

Spier, SA, MA Engelbrecht, and MP Patrick.  Acute exercise does not alter a-adrenergic responsiveness of soleus muscle arterioles and feed arteries. POSTER PRESENTATION:  Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2, 2007.

Patrick, MP, MA Engelbrecht, BP Daniel, and SA Spier.  Effects of acute exercise on endothelium-dependent vasodilation in skeletal muscle arterioles and feed arteries. POSTER PRESENTATION:  Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2, 2007.

Patrick, MP, MA Engelbrecht, BP Daniel, and SA Spier.  Effects of acute exercise on endothelium-dependent vasodilation in skeletal muscle arterioles and feed arteries. POSTER PRESENTATION (M.S. – Clinical Exercise Physiology student, Marcus Patrick): Texas chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Annual Meeting (2nd place – Masters category), March 1, 2007.

Engelbrecht, MA and SA Spier.  Effects of acute exercise on a-adrenergic responsiveness of skeletal muscle arterioles.  POSTER PRESENTATION (M.S. – Kinesiology student, Marc Engelbrecht) Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, April 5, 2006, San Francisco, CA.

Spier, SA, MD Delp, CJ Meininger, AJ Donato, MW Ramsey and JM Muller-Delp.  Effects of aging and exercise training on endothelium-dependent vasodilation and structure of skeletal muscle arterioles. POSTER PRESENTATION:  Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 21, 2004.

Spier, SA, MD Delp, MW Ramsey and JM Muller-Delp.  Mechanisms of enhanced flow-induced dilation of skeletal muscle arterioles: effects of age and training. POSTER PRESENTATION:  Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 15, 2003.

Spier, SA, MD Delp, MW Ramsey and JM Muller-Delp.  Effects of age and exercise training on myogenic responsiveness of skeletal muscle arterioles. POSTER PRESENTATION:  Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 14, 2003.

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