Mark Chapman, PhD

Mark Chapman
Phone: (619) 260-4144
Office: Guadalupe Hall 113

Assistant Professor, Integrated Engineering

  • PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • MS, University of California, San Diego
  • BS, University of Minnesota

Dr. Mark A. Chapman is an assistant professor of integrated engineering at the University of San Diego.  He joined the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering in 2019 to define, develop and teach the biomedical engineering concentration area within the integrated engineering major.  Dr. Chapman received his MS and PhD from the University of California, San Diego in bioengineering where his research focused on skeletal muscle biomechanics and disease.  From 2015 - 2018, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Stockholm, Sweden where his research examined how human skeletal muscle gene expression is altered with life-long exercise. Dr. Chapman maintains an affiliated researcher position at KI where he continues to conduct research and supervise students. His current research interests lie in bioinformatics, exercise physiology and understanding skeletal muscle disease.

In spring 2020, Dr. Chapman was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), entitled IRES Track I: US-Sweden Clinical Bioinformatics Research Training Program. This NSF grant from the Office of International Science and Engineering will allow him to create a summer bioinformatics research program for U.S. students at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm, Sweden. Specifically, this grant will fund 6 undergraduate students/year over three years from primarily undergraduate institutions in Southern California, including USD, to conduct 10 weeks of bioinformatics research at SciLifeLab. This program will help Dr. Chapman strengthen his existing research collaborations in Sweden and provide an exciting international research experience for under-represented students. 

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Scholarly Work

  • With Mejia, JA and Chen, DA, "Engineering as a challenging vocation: How students align personal values to the dominant engineering discourse. ," American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Montréal, Quebec, June 2020.
  • With Cornwall, GB, "Work in Progress: Direct incorporation of research articles into undergraduate biomedical engineering courses to contextualize complex topics. ," American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Montréal, Quebec, June 2020.
  • With Arif M, Emanuelsson EB, Reitzner SM, Lindholm ME, Mardinoglu A, and Sundberg CJ, "Skeletal muscle transcriptomic comparison between long-term trained and untrained men and women.," Cell Reports, vol. 31, 2020.
  • With Arif, M, Emanuelsson, E, Reitzner, SM, Lindholm, ME, Mardinoglu, A, and Sundberg, CJ, "Skeletal muscle transcriptomic comparison between long-term trained and untrained men and women.." Keystone Symposia Conference: New Insights into the Biology of Exercise , Keystone, CO, 2020.
  • With Hoople, GD and Cornwall, GB , "Work in Progress: Development of a Biomedical Engineering Concentration Area within an Integrated Engineering Major Emphasizing Sociotechnical Thinking. ," American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, June 2019.
  • With Sundberg CJ, Exercise, Gene Regulation and Cardiometabolic Disease.. Editors: P. Kokkinos and P. Narayan, Cham, Switzerland, : Springer Nature Switzerland, 2019.
  • With Arif, M, Emanuelsson, E, Reitzner, SM, Lindholm, ME, Mardinoglu, A, and Sundberg, CJ, "Genome-scale mechanisms of metabolic adaptation in long-term exercise trained humans.." Cell Symposium: Exercise Metabolism , Sitges, Spain, 2019.
  • With Emanuelsson, E and Sundberg, CJ, "Genome-scale mechanisms of adaptation in long-term exercise trained humans.," Whitaker Enrichment Seminar , Budapest, Hungary, 2018.
  • With Mijwel S, Cardinale DA, Norrbom J, Ivarsson N, Wengström Y, Sundberg CJ, and Rundqvist H, "Exercise training during chemotherapy preserves skeletal muscle fiber area, capillarization, and mitochondrial content in patients with breast cancer.," The FASEB Journal, vol. 32, pp. 5495-5505, 2018.
  • With 4. Gillies AR, Bushong EA, Deerinck TJ, Ellisman MH, and Lieber RL, "High resolution three-dimensional reconstruction of fibrotic skeletal muscle extracellular matrix. ," The Journal of Physiology, vol. 595, no. 4, pp. 1159-1171, 2017.
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