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Michael Roberts - Professor

Murdock 216
503-883-2465
mrobert@linfield.edu

http://catfiles.linfield.edu/People/Faculty/mrobert/Public/

Education: Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison M.A. in Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison B.A. in Zoology, University of California-Berkeley Post-doctoral research: Yale University (John B. Pierce Foundation Laboratory)

Academic Interests:
Circulatory Physiology
Physiology and Evolution of Cell Surface Receptors
Mass-Metabolism Scaling



Grants received National Institutes of Health American Heart Association NATO Murdock Charitable Trust Medical Research Foundation of Oregon Professional Affiliations American Physiological Society Sigma Xi

Publications:

 


Book in press


Roberts, M.F. and A.E. Kruchten. Receptor Biology: physiology and evolution. Wiley Publishing CO. expected date of release 2014.


 


Selected Publications in Thermoregulation


Roberts, M.F., W. P. Porter, and J. W. Mitchell. Central and peripheral components of the metabolic response to cold in the hairless gerbil. J. Appl. Physiol. 37:712-715, 1974.


Nadel, E.R., K.B. Pandolf, M.F. Roberts, J.A.J. Stolwijk. Mechanisms of thermal acclimation to heat and exercise. J. Appl. Physiol. 37:515-520, 1974.


Stolwijk, J.A.J., E.R. Nadel, C.B. Wenger, and M.F. Roberts. Development and application of a mathematical model of human temperature regulation. Arch. Sci. Physiol. 27:A303-A310, 1974.


Wenger, C.B., M.F. Roberts, J.A.J. Stolwijk and E.R. Nadel. Forearm blood flow during body temperature transients produced by leg exercise. J. Appl. Physiol. 38:58-63, 1975.


Wenger, C.B., M.F. Roberts, J.A.J. Stolwijk and E.R. Nadel. Thermoregulatory control of finger blood flow. J. Appl. Physiol. 38:1078-1082, 1975.


Nadel, E.R., M.F. Roberts, C.B. Wenger, and J.A.J. Stolwijk. Sweating and skin blood flow control during progressive acclimation. Israel J. Med. Sci. 12:812-814, 1976.


Roberts, M.F., C.B. Wenger, E.R. Nadel and J.A.J. Stolwijk, Skin blood flow and sweating change following exercise training and heat acclimation. J. Appl. Physiol. 43:133-137, 1977.


Nadel, E.R., C.B. Wenger, M.F. Roberts, J.A.J. Stolwijk, and E. Cafarelli. Physiological defenses against hyperthermic of exercise. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 301:98-109, 1977.


Stolwijk, J.A.J., M.F. Roberts, C.B. Wenger, and E.R. Nadel. Changes in thermoregulatory and cardiovascular function with heat acclimation. In: Problems with Temperature Regulation During Exercise, edited by E.R. Nadel. New York: Academic Press, 1977, chapter 5.


Nadel, E.R., E. Cafarelli, M.F. Roberts and C.B. Wenger. Circulatory controls during heavy exercise in the heat. In: Temperature Regulation, edited by Y. Houdas and J.D. Guieu, Paris: Masson and Co. 1978, Ch. 3.


Nadel, E.R., M.F. Roberts and C.B. Wenger. Thermoregulatory adaptations to heat and exercise: Comparative responses of men and women. In: Environmental Stress: Individual Adaptations, edited by L. Folinsbee. New York: Academic Press. 1978, Sect. 1, Ch. 2


Roberts, M.F. and C.B. Wenger. Control of skin circulation during exercise and heat stress. Med. Sci. Sports, 11: 36-41, 1979.


Nadel, E.R., E. Cafarelli, M.F. Roberts, and C.B. Wenger. Circulatory regulation during exercise in different ambient temperatures. J. Appl. Physiol. 46:430-437, 1979.


Roberts, M.F. and C.B. Wenger. Control of skin blood flow during exercise: thermal and non-thermal factors. J. Appl. Physiol. 48:780-786, 1979.


Wenger, C.B. and M.F. Roberts. Control of forearm venous volume during exercise and body heating. J. Appl. Physiol. 48:114-119, 1980.


Roberts, M.F. and C.B. Wenger. Control of skin blood flow during exercise by thermal reflexes and baroreflexes. J. Appl. Physiol. 48:717-723, 1980.


Roberts, M.F. and C.B. Wenger. Thermal and baroreflex control of skin circulation. Int. J. Biometeorol. 24 (suppl. 2):56-64, 1980.


Raman, E.R., V.J. Vanhuyse, and M.F. Roberts. Mathematical circulation model for the blood flow - heat loss realtionship in the rat tail. Physics in medicine and Biology 32:859-875, 1987.


Raman, E.R. and M.F. Roberts. Heat conservation by countercurrent exchange and blood flow distribution in rat tails and human limbs. (Full-length reviewed paper published in proceedings of Thermoregulation Meeting in Tromso, Norway, July 1989).


Raman, E.R., M. Verhoye, F. Wuyts, and M.F. Roberts. The economy of heat in extremities at cold temperatures. Proceedings, North Sea Conference on Biomedical Engineering. International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, 8 pp., 1990.


Roberts, M., T. Rivers, S. Oliveria, P. Texeira. Adrenoceptor and Local Modulator Control of Cutaneous Blood Flow in Thermal Stress. Comp. Bioch. Physiol. A. 131(3):485-496, 2002.


Vanhoutte, G., M. Verhoye, E. Raman, M. Roberts, and A. Van der Linden. In-vivo non-invasive study of the thermoregulatory function of the blood vessels of the rat tail using magnetic resonance imaging (MRA). In press, NMR in Biomedicine, 2002.


Selected Publications in Receptor Pharmacology


Wenger, C.B., M.F. Roberts, E.R. Nadel, and J.A.J. Stolwijk. Nocturnal lowering of thresholds for sweating and vasodilation. J. Appl. Physiol. 41:15-19, 1976.


Raman, E.R., M.F. Roberts, and V.R. Vanhuyse. Body temperature control of rat tail blood flow. Am. J. Physiol. 245:R426-R432, 1983.


Roberts, M.F. and A.C. Zygmunt. Refex and local thermal control of rabbit ear blood flow. Am. J. Physiol. 246:R979-R984, 1984.


Wenger, C.B., R. Bailey, M.F. Roberts, and E.R. Nadel. Interaction of local and reflex thermal effects in control of forearm blood flow. J. Appl. Physiol. 58:251-257, 1985.


Roberts, M.F., A. Zygmunt, and J.D. Chilgren. Effect of temperature on alpha-adrenoceptor affinity and contractility of rabbit ear blood vessels. Blood Vessels 26:185-196, 1989.


Roets, E.A., C. Burvenich, and M.F. Roberts. Muscarinic receptor subtypes, beta-adrenoceptors, and cAMP in tracheal smooth muscle of conventional and double-muscled calves. Veterinary Research Commun. 16: 465-476, 1992.


G. Vanhoutte, M. Verhoye, E. Raman, M. Roberts, A. Van der Linden. An in vivo study of the thermoregulatory function of the rat tail using magnetic resonance angiography. Environmental Ergonomics IX, ED. W. Jurgen, Aachen, Shaker, 2000, p. 405-9.


Hagenah, B., E. Gilden, C. Heaps, and M. Roberts. Sex differences in aggression within an evolutionary model. Psi Chi Journal of undergraduate research, 6: 2001.


Roberts, M.F. T. Rivers, S. Oliveria, P. Texeira, and E. Raman. Adrenoceptor and Local Modulator Control of Cutaneous Blood Flow in Thermal Stress. Comp. Bioch. Physiol.part A 131 (3): 485-496, 2002.


Vanhoutte, G., M. Verhoye, E. Raman, M. Roberts, and A.-M. van der Linden. Thermoregulatory function of blood vessels of the rat tail studied with Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA). NMR in Biomedicine, 15:263-269, 2002.


Roberts, M.F., W.P. Porter, and E.N. Lightfoot. A new model for the body size - metabolism relationship. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83(3):395-405, 2010.


Roberts, M., E. Lightfoot, and W. Porter. The basal metabolic rate of endotherms can be modeled using heat transfer principles and physiological concepts. Physiol. Bioch. Zool. 84:111-114, 2011.


Roberts, M.F., K.C. Tanner, and A. Haim. Heat shock proteins as adaptations to stress in Death Valley algae and plants. Peer-reviewed lecture at Death Valley Natural History Association, November, 2013. (publication date 2014)