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Marc D Cook

Assistant Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College
College of Health & Human Sciences

Department
Human Perform & Leisure Studies

Contact
Corbett Sports Center 214A
Education
B.S.Biology / University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
M.S.Kinesiology / University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D.Kinesiology / University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
PostdocVascular Exercise Physiology / University of Illinois at Chicago

Bio

My background as a certified clinical exercise physiologist (ACSM) has refined my work to focus on CVD and exercise. As a molecular exercise immunologist, my research interests, as a gut and vascular exercise immunologist, are to define the role of exercise for therapeutic treatment in racial health disparities & diseases involving gut dysbiosis and vascular health. My expertise spans revealing the mechanistic perspectives of exercise in human, animal, and primary endothelial cell culture models.

Research Interests

Exercise, Systemic and Cellular Immune Function: Racial Disparities in Endothelial Dysfunction and subsequent CVD, Gut Dysbiosis & Vascular Disease.

External URL

https://ncatresearch.org/2018/09/04/dr-marc-cook-says-love-your-gut/

Recent Publications

  • Marc Cook, Kyle Smith (2020). ( Ultra-endurance triathlon performance and markers of whole-body and gut-specific inflammation.). (2) 120, pp. 349-357 ). Eur J Appl Physiol..
  • Marc Cook, J Hampton-Marcell (2020). (Comparative Analysis of Gut Microbiota Following Changes in Training Volume Among Swimmers.). (5) 41, pp. 292-299 ). International journal of sports medicine.
  • Lanna Anderson, Marc Cook (2019). (Endothelial Dysfunction and Hypertension in African Americans: Overview of the Role of the Gut Microbiome. ). (1) 6, pp. 1-7 ). American Journal Hypertension Research.
  • Marc Cook, TJ Exford, Mesha Guinyard (2019). (Relationship between Gut Microbial Health, Exercise, Race, and Hypertension: Updating Mechanistic Perspective). (3) 2, pp. 1-5 ). On J Cardiovascular Research.
  • William Armero, Samuel Bloom, Marc Cook, Bo Fernhall, Nicholas Friedman, Gavin Horn, Brandt Pence, Denise Smith, Jeffrey Woods (2019). (Firefighting Induces Acute Inflammatory Responses That Are Not Relieved By Aspirin In Older Firefighters). (7) 61, pp. 617-622 ). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  • Marc Cook, Elizabeth Schroeder (2019). (Effect of acute maximal exercise on vasodilatory function and arterial stiffness in African-American and white adults.). (6) 37, pp. 1262-1268 ). Journal of Hypertension.
  • J Allen, Marc Cook, H Holscher, L Mailing, R Moore, G Niemiro, B White, J Woods (2018). (Exercise Alters Gut Microbiota Composition and Function in Lean and Obese Humans.). (4) 50, pp. 747-757 ). Medicine and science in sports and exercise.
  • T Baynard, M Behun, Marc Cook, B Fernhall, J Halliwill, R Kappus, A Lane-Cordova, S Ranadive, K Wilund, J Woods, H Yan (2017). (Effect of acute aerobic exercise and histamine receptor blockade on arterial stiffness in African Americans and Caucasians.). (2) 122, pp. 386-395 ). Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985).
  • M Ali, J Bian, M Brown, Marc Cook, I Fancher, T Fukai, A Mahmoud, S Phillips, A Robinson, V Sudhahar, M Ushio-Fukai (2017). (Short-term regular aerobic exercise reduces oxidative stress produced by acute in the adipose microvasculature.). (5) 312, pp. H896-H906 ). American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology.
  • Marc Cook, B Fernhall, I Harvey, R Kappus, A Lane, R Ploutz-Synder, S Ranadive, P Sun, K Wilund, J Woods, H Yan (2016). (Aerobic Exercise Training and Arterial Changes in African Americans versus Caucasians.). (1) 48, pp. 90-7 ). Medicine and science in sports and exercise.
  • T Baynard, Marc Cook, B Fernhall, R Kappus, A Lane-Cordova, S Phillips, S Ranadive, K Wilund, J Woods (2016). (Aging, not age-associated inflammation, determines blood pressure and endothelial responses to acute inflammation.). (12) 34, pp. 2402-2409 ). Journal of hypertension.
  • T Baynard, M Behun, Marc Cook, B Fernhall, J Halliwill, R Kappus, A Lane-Cordova, S Ranadive, K Wilund, J Woods, H Yan (2016). (Differential Post-Exercise Blood Pressure Responses between Blacks and Caucasians.). (4) 11, pp. e0153445 ). PloS one.
  • J Allen, Marc Cook, H Gaskins, B Pence, M Wallig, B White, J Woods (2016). (Exercise and gut immune function: evidence of alterations in colon immune cell homeostasis and microbiome characteristics with exercise training.). (2) 94, pp. 158-63 ). Immunology and cell biology.
  • Marc Cook, B Fernhall, I Harvey, R Kappus, A Lane-Cordova, S Ranadive, P Sun, K Wilund, J Woods, H Yan (2015). (Sex differences in autonomic function following maximal exercise.). 6, pp. 28 ). Biology of sex differences.
  • Marc Cook (2015). (Endothelial Cell Function and Hypertension: Interactions among Inflammation, Immune Function, and Exercise.). In Linda S. Pescatello PhD., Michael Brown PhD., (Effects of Exercise on Hypertension: From Cells to Physiological Systems. ) pp. 301-323 ). Springer.
  • N Chia, Marc Cook, J Fryer, N Goldenfeld, P Jeraldo, S Kang, A Kurti, M Miller, B White, K Whitlock, J Woods (2014). (Diet and exercise orthogonally alter the gut microbiome and reveal independent associations with anxiety and cognition.). 9, pp. 36 ). Molecular neurodegeneration.
  • Marc Cook, B Fernhall, G Iwamoto, R Kappus, A Lane, S Ranadive, R Tandon, V Vanar, K Wilund, J Woods, H Yan (2014). (Effect of acute moderate exercise on induced inflammation and arterial function in older adults.). (4) 99, pp. 729-39 ). Experimental physiology.
  • Marc Cook, B Fernhall, G Freund, E Goldstein, G Horn, S Petruzzello, D Smith, J Woods (2014). (Effect of obesity on acute hemostatic responses to live-fire training drills.). (11) 114, pp. 1768-71 ). The American journal of cardiology.
  • Marc Cook, B Fernhall, I Harvey, K Heffernan, R Kappus, A Lane, S Ranadive, P Sun, K Wilund, J Woods, P Wu, H Yan (2014). (Hemodynamic and arterial stiffness differences between African-Americans and Caucasians after maximal exercise.). (1) 306, pp. H60-8 ). American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology.
  • Marc Cook, B Fernhall, I Harvey, R Kappus, A Lane, S Ranadive, P Sun, K Wilund, J Woods, H Yan (2014). (Sex differences in ventricular-vascular coupling following endurance training.). (12) 114, pp. 2597-606 ). European journal of applied physiology.