Research Interests:
Dr. Kerksick's research interests focus on studying the impact of exercise and nutritional interventions towards changes in health and performance at the physiological, biochemical, cellular and molecular levels. I feel particularly blessed to be a part of some very active research groups that has resulted in a number of projects related to muscle physiology, dieting and weight loss, sports nutrition and resistance training outcomes. I hope to continue and expand those interests at UNM. Dr. Kerksick joined the faculty in the Fall of 2012 and teaches courses related to exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry and resistance training and health to both the undergraduate and graduate populations.

Selected Publications:
Kerksick CM, Roberts MD, Dalbo VJ, Kreider RB, Willoughby DS. Changes in skeletal muscle proteolytic gene expression after prophylactic supplementation of EGCG, n-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) and eccentric damage. Food and Chemical Toxicology Special Issue: Adaptations in oxidative stress: Mechanisms involved. 2013 Jan 30. PMID: 23376779.

Sunderland KL, Roberts MD, Dalbo VJ, Kerksick CM†. Aging and sequential resistance exercise bout effects on housekeeping gene mRNA expression in human skeletal muscle. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Jan;27(1):1-7. PMID: 23085978.

Nikolaidis MG, Kerksick CM, Lamprecht M, McAnulty SR. Does Vitamin C and E Supplementation Impair the Favorable Adaptations of Regular Exercise? Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Special Issue: Redox Biology of Exercise, Published August 14th, 2012. DOI: 10.1155/2012/707941.

Roberts MD, Walter A, Dalbo V, Sunderland K, Kerksick, CM†. Electrophoretic separation of myosin heavy chain isoforms using a modified mini gel system. J Strength Cond Res. 2012; 26(12):3461-3468.

Dalbo VJ, Roberts MD, Hassell S, Kerksick CM†. Effects of pre-exercise feeding on serum hormone concentrations and biomarkers of myostatin and ubiquitin proteasome pathway activity. Eur J Nutr. 2012 April 5. PMID: 22476926.

Roberts MD, Dalbo VJ, Kerksick CM†. Postexercise myogenic gene expression: are human findings lost during translation? Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2011 Oct;39(4):206-11. PMID: 21799423.
Special Interests:
I enjoy traveling and being active overall as my wife and I exercise together as much as we can. I enjoy spending time with my family, but admittedly my passion and work ethic towards exercise science results in me spending less time with them than I would like.

Married to Adrien Kerksick, have a daughter, Camden and a dog (Penny). Travel highlights include two weeks in Greece, honeymoon in Hawaii, a weekend in Cairo, Paris for a day and the London 2012 Olympics. In recent years, I have taken a particular interest in various home improvement projects. Have completed two ToughMudders (, one in Dallas, TX and one in Phoenix, AZ.