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Dr. Michael J. Chumley

Michael Chumley 2015
Associate Professor Direct: 817.257.8777
BS University of Wyoming, Laramie, 1987 MS University of Wyoming, Laramie, 1995 Ph.D. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2000
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Research Interests

Since arriving at TCU in 2008, my research focus has been on the role of inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases.  I approach this research using a background in Exercise Physiology (M.S. 1994) and Immunology (Ph.D. 2000), and several years of post-doctoral research in developmental neurobiology.  In conjunction with Dr. Gary Boehm of the Department of Psychology, we have formed the Neurobiology of Aging Collaborative, to investigate numerous age-related stressors and their affect on the nervous system.  For more information, visit my website:

Teaching Responsibilities

I currently teach a portion of Cellular and Molecular Biology, as well as Mammalian Physiology and Immunology.  I also teach seminar courses in Stem Cell Biology and the Neurobiology of Aging.  In addition, I mentor between 8-12 undergraduates students every year doing independent research in my laboratory.

Service Responsibilities

My primary service commitment is in the Pre-Health Institute as a member of the Health Professions Advisory Committee.    In addition, I oversee the departmental core research equipment.