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Exercise Science Staff - Jill Maples

Jill Maples, Ph.D., EP-C

Jill Maples, Ph.D., EP-C

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1049
Phone:  (270) 745-4339
Email:  jill.maples@wku.edu
CV:  http://www.wku.edu/krs/documents/jill_maples_cv_2017.pdf

Education

PhD: East Carolina University

M.S.: The University of Tennessee

B.S.: The University of Tennessee 

 

 

 

Teaching

EXS 296: Practicum in Exercise Science

EXS 310: Kinesiology

EXS 311: Exercise Physiology

EXS 498: Capstone Res Exp Exercise Science

KIN 504: Advanced Physiology

KIN 514: Advanced Lab Methods

KIN 599: Thesis Research/Writing




Scholarship

Selected publications:

Book Chapters

Maples JM, Houmard JA. Physical Activity for Obesity. In: Mullin G, Cheskin L, Matarese LE, editors. Integrative Weight Management. (submitted) 2013.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Maples JM, Brault JJ, Witczak CA, Park S, Hubal MJ, Weber TM, Houmard JA, Shewchuk BM. Differential epigenetic and transcriptional response of the skeletal muscle carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1B (CPT1B) gene to lipid exposure with obesity. American Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015 Aug, 309(4):E345-E356.

Pierce JR, Maples JM, Hickner RC. IL-15 concentration in skeletal muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue in lean and obese humans: local effect of IL-15 on adipose tissue lipolysis. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015 Jun, 308(12):E1131-E1139.

Maples JM, Brault JJ, Shewchuk BM, Witczak CA, Carroll RG, Hubal MJ, Dubis G, Weber TM, Houmard JA. Skeletal muscle from the severely obese is metabolically inflexible in terms of gene regulation and DNA methylation in response to lipid oversupply. Physiological Genomics. 2015 May, 47(5):139-146.

Fisher-Wellman KH, Weber TM, Cathey BL, Brophy PM, Gilliam LA, Kane CL, Maples JM, Gavin TP, Cortright RN, Houmard JA, Neufer PD. Mitochondrial respiratory capacity and content are normal in young insulin-resistant obese humans. Diabetes. 2014 Jan, 63(1):132-41.

Gilliam LA, Fisher-Wellman KH, Lin C, Maples JM, Cathey BL, Neufer PD. The anticancer agent doxorubicin disrupts mitochondrial energy metabolism and redox balance in skeletal muscle. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 2013 Dec, 65:988-96.

Maples JM, Fitzhugh EC, Costello CA, Moustaid-Moussa N, Bassett DR, Spence ML, Greer BP. Physical activity, screen time, and prevalence of overweight/obesity among adolescents in a creative, problem-solving program. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 2012 Mar, 3:568-578. 

Presentations:

Olenick A*, Pearson R*, Shaker N*, Tinius R, Blankenship M, Maples J. Metabolic Flexibility among Women in Response to a Single High Fat meal. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference in Greenville, SC. Feb 2017. (*Student in the Maples Lab)

Hesse C*, Tinius R, Cooley B, Blankenship M, Hoover D, Maples J. Secondary Criteria for VO2max testing among Pregnant Women. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference in Greenville, SC. Feb 2017. (*Student in the Maples Lab)

Shaker N*, Winchester LJ, Maples JM, Veeranki S, Tyagi SC. Exercise reverses the pathophysiology associated with elevated MMP-9 in a hyperhomocysteinemic mouse model. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference in Greenville, SC. Feb 2016. (*Student in the Maples Lab)

Clayton B*, Winchester LJ, Maples JM, Veeranki S, Tyagi SC. Exercise mitigates skeletal muscle inflammation and hypoxia in a hyperhomocysteinemic mouse model. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, Southeast Chapter of the American College o Sports Medicine Regional Conference in Greenville, SC. Feb 2016. (*Student in the Maples Lab)

Stone WJ, Schafer MA, Arnett SW, Lyons TS, Sobrero G, Hoover D, Maples JM, and Crandall KJ. Post-Exercise Hypotension following Concurrent Exercise. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference in Jacksonville, FL. Feb 2015.

Maples JM, Hubal, MJ, Brault JJ, Weber TM, Dubis G, Consitt LA, Houmard JA. Coordinated upregulation of mitochondrial genes in response to fatty acids is depressed with severe obesity. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference in Greenville, SC. Feb 2013.

Grants/Scholarships:

Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN) - Investigator Development Award (IDeA). 05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018 Physical Activity During Pregnancy: Novel Pathways and Intervention Strategies for Improving Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes?

Project Goals: To determine the role of a physically-active lifestyle during pregnancy on metabolic function and inflammation following a high-fat meal in lean and obese pregnant women. Another goal of the project is to test the effectiveness of an intervention involving the distribution of evidence-based educational materials and local resources to improve: knowledge about physical activity levels during pregnancy, patient-provider communication, physical activity levels, and maternal/neonatal outcomes. Role: Co-Investigator (PI – Rachel Tinius)

WKU College of Health and Human Services Quick Turn Around Grant. 08/30/2016 – 11/30/2016 Metabolic Flexibility among Women in Response to an Acute High Fat Load. Project Goals: To investigate the impact of ethnicity and weight status on inflammatory and metabolic responses to a high-fat meal in Caucasian and African American womenRole: PI

WKU College of Health and Human Services Faculty Research Scholarship. 01/01/2015 - 04/30/2016 Feasibility of Nucleic Acid Isolation from “Waste Blood” Samples. Project Goals: To develop a workflow for transporting the unused portion of the blood samples (“waste blood”) collected at WKU Institute of Rural Health care events for subsequent isolation of nucleic acids. Role: PI

WKU College of Health and Human Services Faculty Research Scholarship. 06/01/2014 - 09/30/2016 Acute Exercise and the Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Expression. Project Goals: To discern the epigenetic and/or molecular mechanisms evident in response to exercise that likely increase lipid metabolism and overall metabolic capacity in skeletal muscle. Role: PI

Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN) - Investigator Development Award (IDeA). 05/01/2014 – 04/30/2017 Metabolic Inflexibility with Obesity: Does DNA Methylation Play a Role? Project Goals: To investigate the coordinated regulation of metabolic and mitochondrial genes in human skeletal muscle from severely obese individuals. Role: PI

WKU Research & Creative Activities Program (RCAP 1) Award. 01/01/2014 - 06/30/2016 Severely Obese Skeletal Muscle is Metabolically Inflexible. Project Goals: The goal of this award was to collect pilot data to enhance future grant submissions. I have been collecting pilot data regarding the cellular mechanisms occurring in skeletal muscle cell cultures from lean and severely obese donors in response to lipid oversupply. Role: PI

Service

Service to Western Kentucky University: 

2017 FUSE Grant Reviewer, Spring 

2017 RCAP Grant Reviewer 

2017 REACH Student Research Conference Judge 

2016 FUSE Grant Reviewer, Spring and Fall 

2016 SEC-appointed Faculty Ad-Hoc Research Committee 

2016 RCAP Grant Reviewer 

2016 REACH Student Research Conference Judge 

2015 SEC-appointed Faculty Ad-Hoc Research Committee 

2015 FUSE Grant Reviewer, Spring and Fall 

2015 RCAP Grant Reviewer 

2015 REACH Student Research Conference Judge 

2014 CHHS Dean’s Search Committee 

2014 REACH Student Research Conference Judge 

Service to the College of Health and Human Services: 

2017 CHHS Research Committee 

2016 CHHS Research Committee 

2015 CHHS Research Committee 

Service to the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport: 

2017 Exercise Science and Kinesiology Program Review 

2017 Graduate Assistant Committee 

2016 Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Search Committee 

2016 Graduate Assistant Committee 

2015 Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Search Committee 

2014 Graduate Assistant Committee 

2013 Professional Development Committee

Service to Professional Organizations: 

2017 Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society Annual Meeting, Bowling Green, KY – Judged Research Poster Sessions 

2017 Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC - Moderator for Symposiums 

2016 Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY – 

Judged Research Poster Sessions 

Reviewer for Scientific Journals: 

PLOS One Journal 

Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 

International Journal of Exercise Science 

International of Journal of Sports Medicine 

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