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 - identifying the adaptations responsible for the declines in sensorimotor function with advancing age.
  2. Motor units - characterizing the modulation of activity in the final common pathway from the spinal cord to muscle and its influence on muscle force.
  3. Multiple sclerosis - evaluating therapeutic strategies that can reduce the burden of multiple sclerosis by restoring walking ability and reducing fatigue.


  • Director: Roger M. Enoka, Ph.D.

  • Volunteers: Tyler Gibson

  • Graduate Students: Mohammed Alenazy, M.B.B.S., M.S., Leah Davis, B.A., Robyn Capobianco, M.A., Dan Feeney, M.S., Landon Hamilton, M.A., Diba Mani, M.S., Melissa Mazzo, M.S.

  • Undergraduate Students: Claire Blanken and Stephanie Wilson

  • Former Lab Members: Photos of former lab members are available in our gallery

  • Collaborators: Enrique Alvarez, University of Colorado Denver; Ioannis Amiridis, Ph.D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Serres, Greece; Jacques Duchateau, Ph.D., Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Dario Farina, Ph.D., Imperial College, UK; Roberto Merletti, Ph.D., Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Taian Vieira and Alberto Botter, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

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