Dr. Christopher Westerkamp

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


Education:
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.