R. Matthew Brothers

R. Matthew Brothers

Assistant Professor

Exercise Science


Office & Hours

Office: BEL 822C & 846
Monday: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Additional meetings can be scheduled. Please contact me via email or phone to schedule.



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Courses of Instruction
KIN 322 Diagnosis and Eval of Fitness

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712-1415
UT Mail Code: D3700

Full Vita
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Before coming to The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education, Dr. Brothers was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine for three years, with a joint appointment in Internal Medicine at UT-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.




PhD, Universty of North Texas Health Science Center, 2007


Representative Publications

• R.M. Brothers, M.S. Ganio, K.A. Hubing, J.L. Hastings, and C.G. Crandall.  End-tidal carbon dioxide tension reflects arterial carbon dioxide tension in the heat- stressed human with and without simulated hemorrhage.  Am J Physiol Regulatory Integrative Comp Physiol, Feb 2011; 10.1152/ajpregu.00784.2010.   

• R.M. Brothers, C.G. Crandall, and R. Zhang. Comments on Point:Counterpoint: Humans do/do not demonstrate selective brain cooling during hyperthermia.  Journal of Applied Physiology, 110: 575 -- 580, 2011. 

• J.C. Klein, C.G. Crandall, R.M Brothers, and J.R. Carter.  Combined heat and mental stress alters neurovascular control in humans.  Journal of Applied Physiology, 109: 1880 -- 1886, 2010. R.M. Brothers, J.E. Wingo, K.A. Hubing, and C.G. Crandall.  Methodological assessment of skin and limb blood flow in the human forearm during thermal and baroreceptor provocations. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109: 895 -- 900, 2010.  

• Wingo, J.E., D.A. Low, D.M. Keller, R.M. Brothers, M. Shibasaki, and C.G. Crandall.  Skin blood flow and local temperature independently modify sweat rate during passive heat stress in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109: 1301 -- 1306.  

• J.E. Wingo, R.M. Brothers, J. Del Coso, and C.G. Crandall.  Intradermal administration of ATP Does Not Mitigate Tyramine-Stimulated Vasoconstriction in Human Skin. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology, 298: R1417 -- R1420, 2010. 

Recent Awards

  • Gatorade Beginning Investigator Award, Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society (2010)
  • Top 3 finalist for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Post-Doctoral Fellow of the year (2010)
  • National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health (2009-2010)
  • National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Program for Clinically relevant research (2008).
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Integrative Physiology Graduate Student of the Year (2007).

Current Research Projects and Grants

University of Texas at Austin "Mechanisms of altered blood pressure control in individuals with type II diabetes"

Research Interests and Expertise

Cardiovascular physiology with a focus on blood pressure control and cardiac and cerebrovascular (brain blood flow) function in healthy and disease populations.