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M. Brennan Harris

Class of 1955 Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Office: Adair Hall 110
Phone: 757-221-2757
Email: [[mbharr]]
Webpage: {{, Molecular & Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory}}
Webpage: {{, Jack Borgenicht Hypoxia/Altitude Physiology Research Facility}}

Area of Specialization

Exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology

  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Vascular Biology, Medical College of Georgia 1999-2002. (Mentor: Richard C. Venema, Ph.D.)
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 1999. (Mentor: Joseph W. Starnes, Ph.D.)
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1995
  • B.S. William & Mary 1993
Courses Taught
  • Freshman Seminar: Physiology of the Marathon (KINE 150W)
  • Human Physiology (KINE 304)
  • Issues in Health (KINE 320)
  • Medical Pharmacology (KINE 359)
  • Exercise Physiology (KINE 442)
  • Independent Study in Kinesiology & Health Sciences (KINE 470, 471)
  • Kinesiology & Health Sciences Research (KINE 480, 481)
  • Honors in Kinesiology & Health Sciences (KINE 495, 496)


Fellowship and Grants
  • NIH (R15) Academic Research Enhancement Award, for “Resistance training improvements in age-associated endothelial dysfunction,” 9/15/10-5/31/14
  • The Jeffress Memorial Trust, for "Effects of exercise on SIRT1 expression and vascular function," 1/1/09-12/31/11
  • NIH (R15) Academic Research Enhancement Award, for “Regulation of eNOS by the cell division cycle homolog, cdc37,” 1/1/06-12/31/08
  • Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association National Center, for “Mechanisms of eNOS phosphorylation and activation by HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors,” 1/1/04-12/30/07
  • Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) for “Interaction of Hsp90 and the endothelial nitric oxide synthase,” 12/31/00-12/30/03
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, Southern and Ohio Valley Research Consortium for “Interaction of Hsp90 and the endothelial nitric oxide synthase,” 7/1/00-12/31/00
  • American College of Sports Medicine Foundation Grant for “Development of cardioprotection during an exercise program”, 7/1/98-6/30/99
  • Faculty Assembly, William & Mary, 2019

    • Faculty Affairs Committee

    • Academic Affairs Committee, 2019

  • VCU School of Medicine Early Assurance Program Committee, William & Mary (2017, 2018)

  • Charles Center Summer Scholarship Committee, William & Mary (2017, 2018)

  • Communications Director - Institute for Pilgrimage Studies; Coordinating team for Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies (2012-present)
  • Committee on Degrees, William & Mary (2013-present)
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), William & Mary( 2011-present)
  • Committee on Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies, William & Mary (2015-2016)
  • Editorial Board, World Journal of Cardiology (2013-present)
  • Editorial Board, Adaptive Medicine (2009-present)
  • Grant reviewer for the American Heart Association, Molecular Signaling Study Section (2008, 2009); IRG1 Brain and Vascular Sciences (2016)
  • Dept. of Kinesiology & Health Sciences Personnel Commitee (Chair), William & Mary (2014)
  • Assistant Chair for Outreach, Dept. of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, William & Mary (2009-2012)
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), William & Mary (2006-2009)