Delp, Michael, Ph.D.

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


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P.O. Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611-8205
(352) 294-1700





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