Recent Publications and Research Activity
Breslin WL, Johnston CA, Strohacker K, Carpenter KC, Davidson TR, Moreno JP, Foreyt JP, and McFarlin BK. (2012) Obese Mexican American Children have Elevated MCP-1, TNF-, Monocyte Concentration and Dyslipidemia. Pediatrics. In Press.
McFarlin BK, Johnston CA, Carpenter KC, Moreno JP, Strohacker K, Breslin WL, Foreyt JP. (2012) A One-Year School-based Diet/Exercise Intervention Improves Non-traditional Disease Biomarkers in Mexican-American Children. Maternal and Child Nutrition. DOI: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2011.00398.
Carpenter KC, Breslin WL, Davidson TR, Adams A, and McFarlin BK. (2012) Baker's yeast βglucan supplementation increases monocytes and cytokines postexercise: implications for infection risk? British Journal of Nutrition. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114512001407.
Strohacker K, Breslin WL, Carpenter KC, Davidson TR, Agha NH, and McFarlin BK. (2012) Moderate-intensity, Pre-meal Cycling Blunts Postprandial Increases in Monocyte Cell-surface CD18, CD11a, and Endothelial Microparticles Following a High-fat Meal in Young Adults. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. In Press.
Carpenter KC, Strohacker K, Breslin WL, Lowder TW, Agha NH, and McFarlin BK. (2012) The Effects of Exercise on Weight Loss and Monocytes in Obese Mice. Comparative Medicine. (2012) 61;1:1-6
Strohacker K, Breslin WL, McFarlin BK. (2012) Aged Mice have Increased Inflammatory Monocyte Concentration and Altered Expression of Cell-Surface Functional Receptors. Journal of Biosciences. In Press.
Breslin WL, Strohacker K, Carpenter KC, and McFarlin BK. (2011) Recommendations for Flow Cytometry Analysis of Mouse Blood Monocytes. Journal of Immunological Methods. Apr 2 [Epub ahead of print]
Breslin WL, Strohacker K, Carpenter KC, Esposito L, and McFarlin BK. (2010) Weight Gain in Response to High-Fat Feeding in CD-1 Male Mice. Laboratory Animals; 44: 231-237.
K Strohacker, RJ Simpson, KC Carpenter, WL Breslin, and BK McFarlin. (2010) Longitudinal, Diet-induced Weight Gain is Associated with Increased Blood Monocytes and Reduced TLR4 Expression. International Journal of Exercise Science. Vol. 3: Iss. 3, Article 10.
McFarlin BK, Breslin WL, Carpenter KC, Strohacker K, and Weintraub RJ. (2009) "Leveraging Online Learning Resources to Teach Core Research Skills to Undergraduates at a Diverse Research University," International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 3: Iss. 2, Article 1.
B.S.Ed. in Health Science Studies at Baylor University, 2008
Ph.D. in Kinesiology at University of Houston, 2012