Delp, Michael, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

  • Ph.D. in exercise physiology, University of Georgia (1990)
  • M.A. in exercise physiology, University of Georgia (1988)
  • B.S. in biochemistry, Oral Roberts University (1984)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Contact:

FLG 100D
P.O. Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611-8205
(352) 294-1700
mdelp@ufl.edu

 

 

 

Biography:

Michael Delp, Ph.D., upon completion of his graduate work at the University of Georgia, was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Konstanz in Konstanz, Germany, and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Missouri.

Prior to coming to the University of Florida, Delp was a Professor and Vice Chair in the Division of Exercise Physiology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and was a faculty member in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.

Research Interests:

  • Understanding the effects of physical activity on the cardiovascular system and, more specifically, the microcirculation
  • The effects of aging and exercise training on vascular control mechanisms in skeletal muscle
  • The effects of simulated microgravity on microvascular control mechanisms in the brain, splanchnic tissue and skeletal muscle, and how these alterations contribute to the incidence of orthostatic hypotension
  • The possible coupling of diminished blood flow and microvascular endothelial function to bone loss associated with unloading, old age and type II diabetes