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Chad Markert

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Contact Info

Office: 144-D Anderson Conference Center Phone: (336) 750-8603


Chad Markert, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, in the Department of Exercise Physiology, School of Health Sciences, at Winston-Salem State University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Science/Kinesiology from the University of Michigan, his Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Michigan University, and his Doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology, with emphasis in skeletal muscle physiology, from The Ohio State University. He completed NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Missouri and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Educational Background

  • BS Kinesiology, 1994, The University of Michigan
  • MS Exercise Physiology, 2000, Eastern Michigan University
  • Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, 2004, The Ohio State University

Research and Project Interests

  • Exercise Physiology (Physiology of Skeletal Muscle, Cardiovascular Physiology).
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
  • Innate immunity, inflammation, and molecular immunology of aging.
  • Bioimaging of basic mechanisms underlying innate immune regulation of sterile inflammation in vasculature of skeletal muscle following exercise and contraction-induced injury.
  • Bioengineering soft tissues such as striated muscle, vessels, lung tissue, neurons, skin.
  • Endogenous danger signals as a cause of post-marathon muscle soreness.
  • Interactions between somatic cells, stem cells, and their environment.
  • Influence of extracellular matrix (ECM) substrate rigidity on the fate of stem cells.
  • STEM Education
  • Social Justice