Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory

Carlson 202G

Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0354
phone: 303-492-4965
fax: 303-492-6778

Research Interests

Neuromuscular determinants of motor function (movement) in health and disease. Current projects address three main topics:
  1. Aging - consequences of age-associated adaptations in neuromuscular properties on manual dexterity and walking endurance.

  2. Motor unit activity - modulation of discharge characteristics during sustained contractions, exposure to stressors, and variation in physical activity.

  3. Multiple sclerosis - (a) associations between MRI-based estimates of brain structure and function with symptomatic fatigue; and (b) the capacity of neuromuscular electrical stimulation to restore mobility.


Opportunities for Undergraduates

  • The requirements for undergraduate students who want a research experience in our Laboratory are:
    • A major in integrative physiology

    • Either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in IPHY 4720 (Neurophysiology)

    • Obtain UROP funding or enroll in independent study (IPHY 4860) for 8-10 hours/week for at least one semester.

  • For more information, contact Dan Feeney at (


Recent Publications