Kevin Shoemaker, PhD

Kevin Shoemaker

Professor

Room 2G24, AHB
519 661-2111 x85759
kshoemak@uwo.ca

Education

  • MSc, PhD (Waterloo)
  • BA (Wilfrid Laurier)

Academic Appointments

  • Tier 1 Canada Research Chair - Integrative Physiology of Exercise and Health

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Integrative Biosciences

Research Interests

  • Neural discharge patterns and their impact vascular control in health and disease
  • Reflex cardiovascular control in integrated systems
  • Forebrain modification of autonomic and cardiovascular regulation
  • Exercise and neuroprotection (both brain and automonic nervous system)

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Kimmerly, D.S., Tutungi, E., *Wilson, T.D., *Serrador, J.M, Gelb, A.W., Hughson, R.L., & Shoemaker, J.K. (2003). Circulating norepinephrine and cerebrovascular control in conscious humans. Clinical Physiology and Functional Neuroimaging Nov; 23(6):314-319. PMID: 14617260
  • Wilson, T.D., Shoemaker, J.K., Kozak, R., Lee, T.-Y., & Gelb, A.W. (2005). Reflex-mediated reduction in human cerebral blood volume. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism Jan; 25(1):136-43. PMID: 15678119
  • Kimmerly, D.S., *O’Leary, D.D., Menon, R., Gati, J.S., & Shoemaker, J.K. (2005). Cortical regions associated with autonomic cardiovascular regulation during lower body negative pressure in humans. Journal of Physiology Nov; 569(Pt 1):331-45. PMID: 16150800
  • Wong, S., *Massé, N., *Kimmerly, D.S., Menon, R., & Shoemaker, J.K. (2007). Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Cardiovagal Control in Conscious Humans. NeuroImage Apr; 35(2):698-708. PMID: 17291781
  • Zamir, M., *Norton, K., Fleischhauer, A., *Frances, M.F., *Goswami, R., *Usselman, C.W., Nolan, R.P., Shoemaker, J.K. (2009). Dynamic responsiveness of the vascular bed as a regulatory mechanism in vasomotor control. The Journal of General Physiology Jul; 134(1): 69-75. PMID: 19528260
  • Salmonpour, A., Brown, L., Shoemaker, J.K. (2010). Spike detection in human muscle sympathetic nerve activity using a matched wavelet approach. Neuroscience Methods Nov 30; 193(2):343-55. PMID: 20831884
  • Steinback, C.D., *Salmanpour, A., Breskovic, T., Dujic, Z., Shoemaker, J.K. (2010). Sympathetic neural activation: an ordered affair. Journal of Physiology. Dec 1; 588(Pt 23):4825-36. PMID: 20937711
  • Goswami, R., *Frances, M.F., Shoemaker, J.K. (2011). Representation of somatosensory inputs within the cortical autonomic network. Neuroimage Jan 15; 54(2):1211-20. PMID: 20884359
  • Tompkins, R.P., Melling, J., Wilson, T.D., *Bates, B.D., Shoemaker, J.K. (2013) Arrangement of sympathetic fibres within the human common peroneal nerve: Implications for microneurography. Journal of Applied Physiology, Nov:115(10):1553-61. PMD 24092694.
  • Coverdale NS, Gati JS, Opalevych O, Perrotta A, Shoemaker JK. (2014 ) Cerebral blood flow velocity underestimates cerebral blood flow during modest hypercapnia and hypocapnia. Journal of Applied Physiology 2014 Nov 15;117(10):1090-6. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00285.2014. Epub 2014 Jul 10.
  • Salmonpour, A., Brown, L., Shoemaker, J.K. (2010). Spike detection in human muscle sympathetic nerve activity using a matched wavelet approach. Neuroscience Methods Nov 30; 193(2):343-55. PMID: 20831884
  • Steinback, C.D., *Salmanpour, A., Breskovic, T., Dujic, Z., Shoemaker, J.K. (2010). Sympathetic neural activation: an ordered affair. Journal of Physiology. Dec 1; 588(Pt 23):4825-36. PMID: 20937711
  • Goswami, R., *Frances, M.F., Shoemaker, J.K. (2011). Representation of somatosensory inputs within the cortical autonomic network. Neuroimage Jan 15; 54(2):1211-20. PMID: 20884359
  • Tompkins, R.P., Melling, J., Wilson, T.D., *Bates, B.D., Shoemaker, J.K. (2013) Arrangement of sympathetic fibres within the human common peroneal nerve: Implications for microneurography. Journal of Applied Physiology, Nov:115(10):1553-61. PMD 24092694.
  • Coverdale NS, Gati JS, Opalevych O, Perrotta A, Shoemaker JK. (2014 ) Cerebral blood flow velocity underestimates cerebral blood flow during modest hypercapnia and hypocapnia. Journal of Applied Physiology 2014 Nov 15;117(10):1090-6. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00285.2014. Epub 2014 Jul 10.
  • Cechetto, D.F., & Shoemaker, J.K. (2009). Functional neuroanatomy of autonomic regulation. Neuroimage. 47(3): 795-803. Review.
  • Hughson, R.L., Shoemaker, J.K. Autonomic responses to exercise: Deconditioning/Inactivity. Auton Neurosci. 2015 Mar;188:32-5. doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2014.10.012. Epub 2014 Oct 22. Review. PMID: 25458429\
  • Shoemaker, J.K. M. * Badrov, *Al-Kazhraji, B., * Jackson, D. (2016) Neural Control of Vascular Function in Skeletal Muscle. Comprehensive Physiology, 6(1):303-329, (Jan 2016; accepted July 2015). doi: 10.1002/cphy.c150004. PMID: 26756634
  • Usselman CW, *Steinback CD, Shoemaker JK. Effects of one's sex and sex hormones on sympathetic responses to chemoreflex activation. Exp Physiol. 2016, Mar;101(3):362-7. doi: 10.1113/EP085147. Epub 2015 Dec 14. Review.
  • Shoemaker, J.K., *Badrov, M., *Klassen, S, Fadel, P.J., 50 Years of Microenueurography: Learning the language of the peripheral sympathetic nervous system. Journal of Neurophysiology, 2018 May 1;119(5):1731-1744. doi: 10.1152/jn.00841.2017

Research Affiliations

Teaching Areas

  • Reflex cardiovascular control
  • Blood flow control

Awards

  • 2017 - Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
  • 2017 - Canada Research Chair, Tier I: Integrative Physiology of Exercise and Health (2010-2024)
  • 2016 - Distinguished University Professor (2016)
  • 2015 - President, International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience (2015-2017)
  • 2010 - Wilfrid Laurier University Milestones in Science Alumni Award   
  • 2007-08 & 2008-09 - Faculty Scholar Award
  • 2004 - Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Young Investigator Award   
  • 2001 - Premier’s Research Excellence Award   
  • 1999 - American College of Sports Medicine - New Investigator Award