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Division of Kinesiology and Health

College of Health Sciences

Emily Elizabeth Schmitt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

eschmit4@uwyo.edu • (307) 766-5286 • Corbett 118

Emily Elizabeth Schmitt

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I have a vast interest in physical activity, circadian rhythms, mammary gland development, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) metabolism. I have a diverse background in several different research fields, specifically as an applied and basic research scientist in the disciplines of exercise physiology and toxicology. I enjoy studying how the body reacts in a physiological sense to environmental contaminates such as phthalates and PAHs. In addition, I have a master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and have applied research experience working with clinical populations in Cancer Rehabilitation, as well as exercise testing and prescription of college athletes.

 

EDUCATION

  • Post-Doctoral T-32 Research Service Award Fellow in Toxicology, Texas A&M University (2015-2018)
  • Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, Texas A&M University (2015)
  • M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2009)
  • B.S. Exercise/Sport Science, Elon University (2007)

 

TEACHING

  • KIN 3021, Physiology of Exercise

GRANTS, HONORS, AWARDS

Grants

  • 2016 & 2018 Post-Doctoral Travel Grant Recipient
  • 2013 Pilot Project Program at Texas A&M Center for Translational Environmental Health Research (PI mentor J. Timothy Lightfoot) - $44,000
 

Honors

  • 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year in Kinesiology, Texas A&M
  • 2012 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Nominee in the Physical Education Activity Program, Texas A&M
  • 2004-2007 Women’s Division 1-AA Track Scholarship, Elon University

PUBLICATIONS

McQueen CM*, Schmitt EE*, Roy Sarkar T, Elswood J, Metz RP, Earnest D, Rijnkels M, Porter WW. PER2 Regulation of Mammary Gland Branching Morphogenesis. (2018), Development.

*Co-first author

Morris D, Popp J, Tang L, Gibbs H, Schmitt E, Chaki S, Yeh A, Porter W, Burghardt R, Barhoumi R, Rivera G. (2017) Nck is required for breast carcinoma progression and metastasis. Molecular Biology of the Cell. Vol 28 p. 3500- 3516

Emily E. Schmitt, Rola Barhoumi, Richard P. Metz, Weston W. Porter (2017). Circadian Regulation of Benzo[a]Pyrene Metabolism and DNA Adduct Formation in Breast Cells and the Mouse Mammary Gland. Molecular Pharmacology 91:1-11.

Emily E Schmitt, Heather L Vellers, Weston W Porter, J. Timothy Lightfoot (2016). Environmental Endocrine Disruptor Affects Voluntary Physical Activity in Mice. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Vol. 48, No 7, pp 1251-1258.

Turner MJ, Schmitt EE*, Hubbard-Turner T (2016). Weekly Physical Activity Levels of Older Adults Regularly Using a Fitness Facility. Journal of Aging Research. *Master Thesis

Ferguson DP, Dangott LF, Vellers HL, Schmitt EE, Lightfoot JT (2015) Differential Protein Expression in the Nucleus Accumbens of High and Low Active Mice. Behavioral Brain Research.

Ferguson DP, Schmitt EE, Lightfoot JT (2013) Vivo-Morpholinos Induced Transient Knockdown of Physical Activity Related Proteins. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61472.

Ferguson DP, Dangott LJ, Schmitt EE, Vellers HL, Lightfoot JT (2013) JAPPL-00911-2013 Differential Skeletal Muscle Proteome of High and Low Active mice. Journal of Applied Physiology.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Emily E. Schmitt, Rola Barhoumi, Cole McQueen, Weston W. Porter. Circadian Regulation of AhR Induced CYP1A1 Gene Expression is Dependent Upon p53 Binding Activity. Society of Toxicology, San Antonio, TX March 2018

Emily E. Schmitt, Rola Barhoumi, Richard P. Metz, Weston W. Porter. Circadian Regulation of Benzo[a]Pyrene Metabolism and DNA Adduct Formation in Breast Cells and the Mouse Mammary Gland Gordon Conference: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity, Andover, NH 2017

Emily E. Schmitt, Rola Barhoumi, Richard P. Metz, Weston W. Porter. Circadian Regulation of Benzo[a]Pyrene Metabolism and DNA Adduct Formation in Breast Cells and the Mouse Mammary Gland* Texas Circadian Biology & Medicine Meeting, Houston, TX 2017 *Poster Award Winner

Emily E. Schmitt, Rola Barhoumi, Richard P. Metz, Weston W. Porter. Circadian Regulation of Benzo[a]Pyrene Metabolism and DNA Adduct Formation in Breast Cells and the Mouse Mammary Gland. The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor as a Central Mediator of Health and Disease Conference, Rochester, NY 2016.

Emily E. Schmitt, Weston W. Porter, J. Timothy Lightfoot. Endocrine-Disruption and the Regulation of Physical Activity and Mammary Gland Development in Mice. American College of Sports Medicine San Diego, CA 2015.


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