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Skidmore College
Health and Human Physiological Sciences
Stephen IvesPhoto by: Megan Mumford

Stephen Ives

Associate Chair and Associate Professor for Health and Human Physiological Sciences Department

Phone:  518-580-8366
Fax:   518-580-8356
Location:  Sport and Recreation Center 243


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City, UT 2011-2013
  • Ph.D., University of Utah 2011
  • M.S., Springfield College 2007
  • B.S., Ithaca College 2005

Area of specialization:

Exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, autonomic control of the CV system, local control of muscle blood flow, and mitochondrial function.

Courses Taught:

  • HP 111 Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  • HP 126 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • HP 127 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • HP 241 Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • HP 311 Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • HP 316 Physiology of Aging
  • HP 355 Research Design
  • HP 371 Independent Study
  • HP 375 Senior Thesis

Current Research Interests:

Professor Ives’  research interests surround the mechanisms underlying the integrative physiological responses to exercise and how challenges to health (e.g. aging or disease) may alter these responses. Dr. Ives often employs a translational approach to his research, using both in vitro and in vivo methodological approaches, link to in vitro lab here.

Recent Publications: (italics denotes undergraduate student)

Ferro A, Carbone E, Marzouk E, Siegel A, Nguyen D, Polley K, Hartman J, Frederick K, Ives SJ, Lagalwar S. Treating SCA1 Mice with Water-Soluble Compounds to Non-Specifically Boost Mitochondrial Function. J Vis Exp. 2017 Jan 22;(119). doi: 10.3791/53758. PubMed PMID: 28190022.
Egan-Shuttler JD, Edmonds R, Eddy C, O'Neill V, Ives SJ. The Effect of Concurrent Plyometric Training Versus Submaximal Aerobic Cycling on Rowing Economy, Peak Power, and Performance in Male High School Rowers. Sports Med Open. 2017 Dec;3(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s40798-017-0075-2. PubMed PMID: 28150178.
Ives SJ, Lefferts WK, Wharton M, Fehling PC, Smith DL. Exercise-induced heat stress disrupts the shear-dilatory relationship. Exp Physiol. 2016 Dec 1;101(12):1541-1551. doi: 10.1113/EP085828. [Epub ahead of print Sep 20] PubMed PMID: 27647442.
Ives SJ, Norton C, Miller V, Minicucci O, Robinson J, O'Brien G, Escudero D, Paul M, Sheridan C, Curran K, et al. Multi-modal exercise training and protein-pacing enhances physical performance adaptations independent of growth hormone and BDNF but may be dependent on IGF-1 in exercise-trained men. Growth Horm IGF Res. 2016 Oct 15. pii: S1096-6374(16)30060-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ghir.2016.10.002. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27789212.
Lefferts WK, Babcock MC, Tiss MJ, Ives SJ, White CN, Brutsaert TD, Heffernan KS. Effect of hypoxia on cerebrovascular and cognitive function during moderate intensity exercise. Physiol Behav. 2016 Oct 15;165:108-18. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.07.003. Epub 2016 Jul 9. PubMed PMID: 27402021.
Hazra S, Henson GD, Morgan RG, Breevoort SR, Ives SJ, Richardson RS, Donato AJ, Lesniewski LA. Experimental reduction of miR-92a mimics arterial aging. Exp Gerontol. 2016 Oct;83:165-70. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2016.08.007. Epub 2016 Aug 11. PubMed PMID: 27523918; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5013538
Arciero PJ, Ives SJ, Norton C, Escudero D, Minicucci O, O'Brien G, Paul M, Ormsbee MJ, Miller V, Sheridan C, He F. Protein-Pacing and Multi-Component Exercise Training Improves Physical Performance Outcomes in Exercise-Trained Women: The PRISE 3 Study. Nutrients. 2016 Jun 1;8(6). pii: E332. doi: 10.3390/nu8060332. PubMed PMID: 27258301; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4924173.
Trinity JD, Wray DW, Witman MA, Layec G, Barrett-O'Keefe Z, Ives SJ, Conklin JD, Reese V, Zhao J, Richardson RS. Ascorbic acid improves brachial artery vasodilation during progressive handgrip exercise in the elderly through a nitric oxide-mediated mechanism. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Mar 15;310(6):H765-74. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00817.2015. Epub 2016 Jan 22. PubMed PMID: 26801312.
Ives SJ, Amann M, Venturelli M, Witman MA, Groot HJ, Wray DW, Morgan DE, Stehlik J, Richardson RS. The Mechanoreflex and Hemodynamic Response to Passive Leg Movement in Heart Failure. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Mar;48(3):368-76. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000782. PubMed PMID: 26418560; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4760919.

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