Dr. Michael J. Chumley
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: http://www.chumleylab.tcu.edu
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.
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.