J. Mark Davis, PhD
Director of Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory
Department of Exercise Science
Arnold School of Public Health
1300 Wheat Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Office: (803) 777-6881
Fax: (803) 777-8422
B.S., Physical Education/Biology, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1976
Ph.D., Exercise Physiology/Neuroscience, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1982
- Applied Physiology
- Sports Nutrition
- Effects of nutrition and exercise on mental and physical performance during intense exercise and training in athletes and military personnel
- Physiological mechanisms of central nervous system and muscular fatigue
- Exercise Immunology
- Effects of nutrition and exercise on immune function and susceptibility to infection and cancer.
Current Research Funding: Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Institute of Nutraceutical Research (INR).
Selected from over 110 publications; bolded names are Student Authors
Davis JM, Murphy, EA, Carmichael MD, Zielinski MR, Growschwitz CM, Brown AS, Gangemi D, Ghaffar A, Mayer EP. Curcumin Effects on Inflammation and Performance Recovery Following Eccentric Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 292:2168-2173, 2007.
Carmichael, MD, JM Davis, EA Murphy, JA Carson, E Mayer & A Ghaffar. Role of brain IL-1beta on fatigue following exercise-induced muscle damage. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 291: R1344-R1348, 2006.
Nieman, DC, DA Henson, JM Davis, CL Dumke, AC Utter, EA Murphy, S Pearce, G Gojanovich, ST McAnulty, LS McAnulty. Blood leukocyte mRNA expression for IL-10, IL-1ra, and IL-8, but not IL-6, increases post-exercise. J. Interferon and Cytokine Res. 26(9): 668-674, 2006.
Nieman DC, Davis JM, Henson DA, Gross SJ, Dumke CL, Utter AC, Vinci DM, Carson JA, Brown A, McAnulty SR, McAnulty LS, Triplett NT. Muscle cytokine mRNA changes after 2.5 h of cycling: influence of carbohydrate. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 37(8): 1283-1290, 2005.
Carmichael, MD, Davis, JM, Murphy, EA, Brown, AS, Carson, JA, and A Ghaffar. Recovery of running performance following eccentrically biased downhill running: Relationship to Brain IL-1. Brain Behav Immunity. 19:445-452, 2005.
Mehl, KA, Davis, JM, Clements, JM, Berger, FG, Pena, MM and JA Carson. Decreased intestinal polyp multiplicity is related to exercise mode and gender in ApcMin/+ mice. J Appl Physiol, 98:2219-2225, 2005.
Winnick, JJ, Davis, JM, Welsh, RS, Carmichael, MD Murphy, EA and JA Blackmon. Carbohydrate feedings during team sport exercise preserve physical and CNS function. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 37(2): 306-315, 2005.
JM Davis, EA Murphy, A.S. Brown, M.D. Carmichael, A Ghaffar and EP Mayer. Effects of oat -glucan on innate immunity and infection after exercise stress. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 36(8):1321-1327, 2004.
JM Davis, E.A. Murphy, A. Ghaffar, E.P. Mayer. Effects of moderate exercise and oat b-glucan on susceptibility to respiratory infection. Am. J. Physiol. 286:R366-R372, 2004.
Murphy EA, Davis, JM, Brown, AS, Carmichael, MD, Van Rooijan, N, Ghaffar, A., Mayer, EP. Role of lung macrophages on susceptibility to respiratory infection following short-term moderate exercise training. Am. J. Physiol. 287: R1354-1358, 2004.
Murphy, E.A., J.M Davis, A.S. Brown M.D.Carmichael, E.P. Mayer, A. Ghaffar. Effects of moderate exercise and oat beta-glucan on lung tumor metastases and macrophage antitumor cytotoxicity. J. Appl. Physiol. 97 (3): 955-959, 2004.
J.M Davis, E.A. Murphy, A. Ghaffar, E.P. Mayer. Effects of moderate exercise and oat b-glucan on susceptibility to respiratory infection. Am. J. Physiol. 286:R366-R372, 2004.
Nieman, D.C., Davis, J.M. Henson, D.A. Walberg-Rankin J. Shute, M. Dumke, C.L.Utter, A.C. Vinci, C.M. Carson J.A. Brown, A. Lee, W.J. McAnulty, S.R. and L.S. McAnulty. Carbohydrate ingestion influences skeletal muscle cytokine mRNA and plasma cytokines levels after a 3-h run. Journal of Applied Physiology, 94(5): 1917-1925, 2003.
Davis, J.M., Zhao, Z., Stock, H.S., Mehl, A., Buggy, J. and G.A. Hand. Central nervous system effects of caffeine and adenosine on fatigue. Americal Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative, Comparative Physiology, 284:R399-404, 2003.
Welsh, R.S., Davis, J.M., Burke, J.M., and H. Williams. Effect of carbohydrates on physical and mental function during intermittent exercise to fatigue. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 34(4): 723-731, 2002.
Davis, J.M., & Brown, A.S.. Carbohydrates, hormones, and endurance performance. Sports Science Exchange, Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Chicago, IL. Vol 14(1):1-4, 2001.