Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0354
The neuromuscular mechanisms that mediate the acute adjustments and chronic adaptations experienced by humans in response to physical activity. Current projects address three main topics:
- Aging - adaptations in neuromuscular properties with advancing age: (a) association between indices of health status and neuromuscular performance in healthy older adults; (b) PET-based imaging of glucose uptake by muscle during fatiguing contractions; (c) modulation of spinal reflex pathways during the performance of steady contractions.
- Handedness - control strategies used by left-handed individuals as indicated by motor unit recordings.
- Multiple sclerosis - the associations between MRI-based estimates of brain structure and function with the fatigue reported by individuals with multiple sclerosis.
- Director: Roger M. Enoka,
- Visiting Scholar: Boris Matkowski, Ph.D.
- Graduate Students: Awad Amuklass, M.Sc., Patrick Borkowski, M.S., David Caha, B.S., Jeff Gould, M.S., Landon Hamilton, M.A., Kristi Knoblauch, B.S., Diba Mani, M.S., Ryan Price, B.S.
- Undergraduate Students: Joseph (Joey) Hennessey, Hector Porragas
- Volunteers: Leah Biessenberger
- Collaborators: Marie Banich, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder; Jacques Duchateau, Ph.D., Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Dario Farina, Ph.D., Georg-August University, Germany; Jeff Hebert, P.T., Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver; John Corboy, M.D., University of Colorado Denver; Kari Kalliokoski, Ph.D., University of Turku, Finland; Benzi Kluger, M.D., Univeristy of Colorado Denver; Roberto Merletti, Ph.D., Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Shuji Suzuki, Ph.D., Waseda University, Japan; Timothy Vollmer, M.D., University of Colorado Denver.
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 Diba Mani at (firstname.lastname@example.org)