Research Interests

Human movement is dependent upon central and peripheral neural strategies that must integrate to activate and coordinate skeletal muscle; with differing mechanical properties that should function across various situations. The primary goal of research in the Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory is to understand neural integration through the study of the motor unit, as it relates to the production and control of force. To understand how movement output changes across the neuromuscular system measurements are integrated across the nervous system (motor neuron, EMG, reflex activity) and muscle architecture (muscle and tendon with ultrasonography). Our studies concentrate on both normal physiology and its variance across AGE and between SEXes, as well as in altered situations of Parkinson ’s disease, Obesity, and high performance training. Funded work has both an applied and basic research ‘arm’.

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