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Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology

Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology

Charles Stebbins, Ph.D.


TB 172, Bioletti Way
Davis Campus

Research Funding

National Institutes

UC Health System
Research Award

Graduate Group Affiliations

Exercise Science

Nutritional Biology

Molecular, Cellular and
Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

My present interest is regulation of the cardiovascular system, particularly as it relates to vascular biology and regulation of skeletal muscle blood flow during exercise. My focus has been on nutritional interventions (e.g., supplementation of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols [resveratrol] on endothelial function and active muscle blood flow.

Representative Publications

2001 Musch, T.I., R.M. McAllister, J.D. Symons, C.L. Stebbins, T. Hirai, K.S. Hageman, and D.C. Poole. Effects of NO synthase inhibition on vascular conductance during high speed treadmill exercise in rats. Experimental Physiology 86: 749-757.

2002 Stebbins, C.L., B. Walser, and M. Jefarzadeh. Cardiovascular responses to static and dynamic contraction during comparable workloads in humans. American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology) 283: R568-R575.

2003 Stebbins, C.L., J.D. Symons, K.S. Hageman, and T.I. Musch. Endogenous prostaglandins limit angiotensin II-induced regional vasoconstriction in conscious rats. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 42: 10-16.

2004 Dawson, A.N., B. Walser, M Jefarzadeh, and C.L. Stebbins. Blood pressure during static contraction in humans is reduced by topical analgesics. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 36: 632-638.

2006 Streuber, S.D., E.A. Amsterdam, and C.L. Stebbins. Heart rate recovery in heart failure patients after a 12 week cardiac rehabilitation program. American Journal of Cardiology 97: 694-698.

2006 Walser, M., Giordano, R.S., and C.L. Stebbins. Supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids augments brachial artery dilation and blood flow during forearm contraction. European Journal of Applied Physiology 97: 347-354. 2008 Moore, J.L., J.D. Shaffrath, G.A. Casazza, and C.L Stebbins. Cardiovascular effects of cadence and workload. International Journal of Sports Medicine 29: 116-119, 2008.

2008 Walser, M., and C.L. Stebbins. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation enhances stroke volume and cardiac output during dynamic exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology 97: 347-354.

2008 Stebbins, C.L., J.P. Stice, C.M. Hart, F.N. Mbai, and A.A. Knowlton. Effects of dietary decosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on eNOS in human coronary artery endothelial cells. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics 13: 261-268, 2008.

Recent/Current Teaching

MCP210B, Advanced Physiology (Instructor of Record)
HPH400, Medical Physiology
EXS201, Cardiovascular Physiology During Exercise (Instructor of Record)
MCP/EXS290, Topics in Exercise Science (Instructor of Record)
Freshman Seminar, Exercise and the Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease (Instructor of Record