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Davis, Michael S

Professor, Physiological Sciences Oxley Equine Professor
Director, Comparative Exercise Physiology Lab

Specialty: Exercise Physiology, Respiratory Physiology

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Texas A&M University, 1988)
MS in Veterinary Science (Virginia Tech, 1995)
PhD in Physiology (Johns Hopkins University, 1998)

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) - Large Animal
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR)

Department: Physiological Sciences

Contact Information:
264 McElroy Hall
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Office: (405) 744-8172
Fax: (405) 744-8263
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Dr. Davis has been a licensed veterinarian for over 20 years, and a board certified specialist in veterinary internal medicine since 1999. He earned a PhD in physiology from Johns Hopkins University in 1999, and has been employed as a research physiologist and clinical expert in exercise physiology at Oklahoma State University since 1998. Dr. Davis has been recognized as the Sigma Xi Young Investigator at OSU in 2004, the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence in 2005, and was the Oscar Schalm Endowed Lecturer at the University of California-Davis in 2005. Dr. Davis has received over $8 million in research funding to study the effects of exercise stress in animal models, particularly racing sled dogs and military explosive detection dogs. This work has resulted in detailed metabolic studies of the occult effects of stress, including mechanistic descriptions of the effects of occult stress on various organ systems.

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Licenses: Virginia, Oklahoma

Current Research Focus:

Physiology and Pathophysiology of Strenuous Exercise, Metabolic Basis of Fatigue Resistance

Courses Taught:

Exercise Physiology