David Kump

Position: Associate Professor of Physiology Department: Biological Sciences

Contact Info

Office: FLA Annex 136 Phone: 336-750-8782 Fax: 336-750-3094

Educational Background

  • BA Cum Laude, Japanese, 1993, Brigham Young University
  • MS Exercise Physiology (Clinical Track), 1997, Benedictine University
  • PhD Physiology (Medicine), 2005, University of Missouri
  • Molecular Endocrinology, 2005-2007, University of Alabama at Birmingham, post-doc

Research and Project Interests

  • body composition
  • obesity
  • physical activity
  • skeletal muscle
  • inflammation

Kump DS and Booth FW. Alterations in insulin receptor signaling in the rat epitrochlearis muscle upon cessation of voluntary exercise. J Physiol 562:829-838, 2005.

Kump DS and Booth FW. Sustained rise in triacylglycerol synthesis and increased epididymal fat mass when rats cease voluntary wheel running. J Physiol 565:911-925, 2005.

Kump DS, Laye MJ, and Booth FW. Increased mitochondrial glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase protein and enzyme activity in rat epididymal fat upon cessation of wheel running. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 290:E480-E489, 2006.

Morabito MV, Abbas AI, Hood JL, Kesterson RA, Jacobs MM, Kump DS, Hachey DL, Roth BL, and Emeson RB. Mice with altered serotonin 2C receptor RNA editing display characteristics of Prader-Willi syndrome. Neurobiol Dis 39;169-180, 2010.

McKenzie MJ, Goldfarb AH, and Kump DS. Gene response of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to an acute aerobic run in rats. J Sports Sci Med 10:385-392, 2011.