Butcher, Josh, Ph.D., CVM, OSU

Josh Butcher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Physiological Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University
Contact Information:
Email: joshua.butcher@okstate.edu
Phone: 405-744-8088
Office: Rm 168, Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078
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Research Interests:
I am a cardiovascular physiologist by training and have a long-standing interest in blood pressure regulation, especially in the context of the cardiometabolic dysfunction that accompanies obesity. Currently, my research looks at how manipulation of skeletal muscle (using an exercise mimetic) can attenuate the aforementioned dysfunction. We are expanding into an aging paradigm, termed sarcopenic obesity, whereby the muscle loss that accompanies obesity becomes synergistic with aging (sarcopenia). The major goal of this project is to determine the mechanistic links that drive obesity-derived cardiometabolic dysfunction; emphasizing vascular health (via characterization of endothelial and smooth muscle reactivity), the role of glucose homeostasis (Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes), oxidant stress (NOX1 and NOX4) and their organ-specific roles, and skeletal muscle fiber types.
​Last Updated 10/23/19