Dr. Christopher Westerkamp

Professor of Biology
Office: ASC 2018
Phone: (231) 591-5037
E-mail Address: westerc@ferris.edu

Ph.D. in Bioenergetics, East Carolina University
M.A. in Exercise and Sport Science, East Carolina University
B.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness, Ball State University

Courses Taught at Ferris State University:
BIOL 109: Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 205: Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 300: Pathophysiology
BIOL 331: Clinical Anatomy and Physiology 1

Selected Publications:
1) S.E. Gordon, J.A. Lake, C.M. Westerkamp, and D.M Thomson.. Does AMP-activated protein kinase negatively mediate aged fast-twitch skeletal muscle mass? Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev., Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 179-186, 2008.

2) S.E. Gordon, C.M. Westerkamp, K.J. Savage, R.C. Hickner, S.C. George, C.A. Fick, and K.M. McCormick, Basal, but not overload-induced, myonuclear addition is attenuated by N G –nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) administration, Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 2007 85: 646-651.

3) C.M. Westerkamp and S.E. Gordon, Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition attenuates myonuclear addition in overloaded slow-twitch skeletal muscle, Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Oct; 289(4): R1223-31.