Erik KolbAssistant Professor (Teaching) of Biological Sciences
Phone: (213) 740-3369
Office: AHF B39
- B.S. Biology, Cal Poly Pomona, 6/2001
- B.S. Zoology, Cal Poly Pomona, 6/2001
- Ph.D. Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (Physiology Emphasis), UC Riverside, 8/2010
- Adjunct Faculty, Chaffey College, 2009-2010
- Adjunct Faculty, Citrus College, Spring 2010
- Intern, Molecular Medicine, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1999-2000
- Research Associate II, St. Jude Medical, Cardiac Rhythm Management Division, 05/2001-09/2003
- RVT - Exotic and Small Animal Medicine, Chaparral Pet Hospital, 09/1993-06/2001
- RVT - Emergency Medicine, Emergency Pet Clinic, 01/01/1999-06/15/2001
- "Effects of erythropoietin elevation on voluntary exercise and maximal aerobic capacity in house mice", Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Phoenix, AZ, 2007-2008
- "Dopamine receptor and transporter densities of mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running", Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, San Diego, CA, 2005-2006
- "Dopamine receptor and transporter densities in the neostriatum and prefrontal cortex of mice bred for high-voluntary wheel running", Behavioral Neurogenetics Conference, Poster, Memphis, TN, 2004-2005
- "Human-organutan interactions at the Los Angeles Zoo", UCLA/Los Angeles Zoo Animal Behavior Symposium, Talk/Oral Presentation, Los Angeles Zoo, UCLA / Los Angeles Zoo, Invited, 1999-2000
- Kelly, S. A., Rezende, E. L., Chappell, M. A., Gomes, F. R., Kolb, E. M., Malisch, J. A., Rhodes, J. S., Mitchell, G. S., Garland, Jr., T. (2013). Exercise training effects on hypoxic and hypercapnic ventilatory responses in mice selected for increased voluntary wheel running. Experimental Physiology.
- Kolb, E. M., Kelly, S. A., Garland, Jr., T. (2013). Mice from lines selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running exhibit lower blood pressure during withdrawal from wheel access. Physiology and Behavior. Vol. 112-113, pp. 49-55.
- Kolb, E. M., Rezende, E. L., Holness, L., Radtke, A., Lee, S. K., Obenaus, A., Garland, Jr., T. (2013). Mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running have larger midbrains: support for the mosaic model of brain evolution. Journal of Experimental Biology.
- Garland, Jr., T., Kelly, S. A., Malisch, J. L., Kolb, E. M., Hannon, R. M., Keeney, B. K., van Cleave, S. L., Middleton, K. M. (2011). How to run far: Multiple solutions and sex-specific responses to selective breeding for high voluntary activity levels. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Vol. 278 (1705), pp. 574-581.
- Kolb, E. M., Kelly, S. A., Middleton, K. M., Sermsakdi, L. S., Chappell, M. A., Garland, Jr., T. (2010). Erythropoietin elevates VO2,max but not voluntary wheel running in mice. Journal of Experimental Biology. Vol. 213 (3), pp. 510-519.
- Malisch, J. L., Breuner, C. W., Kolb, E. M., Wada, H., Hannon, R. M., Chappell, M. A., Middleton, K. M., Garland, T. (2009). Behavioral despair and home-cage activity in mice with chronically elevated baseline corticosterone concentrations. Behavioral Genetics. Vol. 39 (2), pp. 192-201.
- Hannon, R. M., Kelly, S. A., Middleton, K. M., Kolb, E. M., Pomp, D., Garland, Jr., T. (2008). Phenotypic effects of the "mini-muscle" allele in a large HR x C57BL/6J mouse backcross. Journal of Heredity. Vol. 99, pp. 349-354.
- Zhang, Y., Lee, T. S., Kolb, E. M., Sun, K., Sladek, F. M., Kassab, G. S., Garland, T., Shyy, J. Y. (2006). AMP-activated protein kinase is involved in endothelial NO synthase activation in response to shear stress. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. Vol. 26 (6), pp. 1281-1287.
- EXSC 406L: Exercise and Energy Homeostasis Guest Lecture - "Pathophysiology of Type II Diabetes", University of Southern California, Spring 2012
- EXSC 205Lxg: The Science of Human Performance Guest Lecture - "Cardiovascular Dynamics in Exercise", University of Southern California, Fall 2011
- BIOL 131L: Vertebrate Physiology Joint Science Department of the Claremont Colleges, 2008-2009
- BIOL 30: Human Sexuality University of California, Riverside, 2007-2008
- USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Enhanced Learning Environments Grant, Spring 2013
- USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Enhanced Learning Environments Grant, Fall 2011
- Outstanding Teaching Award (University of California, Riverside), 2008-2009
- Director of Undergraduate Studies, Human & Evolutionary Biology, 2013-
- Chair, Human & Evolutionary Biology Undergraduate Committee, 2012-
- Chair, Nutrition and Metabolism Track Committee, 2011-2012
- Member, Applied Physiology Track Committee, 2011-2012
- Oral Presentation for K-12 Science Fair Candidates, Title: Science Fair Presentation Skills, "Pomona Unified School District Does Science", Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA., Fall 2013
- Oral Presentation – 3rd Grade Students, Title: Why Do We Need Muscles? Chaparral Elementary School, Claremont, CA., Spring 2013
- Lecture and Tour – for Texas State Science Scholars, Lecture Title: Skull and Muscle Morphology vs. Diet, Tour: USC Human Anatomy Laboratory Tour and Dissection Tutorial, USC. , Fall 2012
- American Physiological Society, 2009-
- Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2004-
- Special Award Judge - International Science and Engineering Fair, 05/08/2011-05/13/2011
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- University of Southern California
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