Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0354
Neuromuscular determinants of motor function (movement) in health and disease. Current projects address three main topics:
- Aging - identifying the adaptations responsible for the declines in sensorimotor function with advancing age.
- Motor units - characterizing the modulation of activity in the final common pathway from the spinal cord to muscle and its influence on muscle force.
- Multiple sclerosis - evaluating therapeutic strategies that can reduce the burden of multiple sclerosis by restoring walking ability and reducing fatigue.
- Director: Roger M. Enoka,
- 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.
‹ › Jeff Gould preparing to record motor unit activity in an arm muscle
Diba Mani making intramuscular electrodes
Robyn Capobianco (left) and Diba Mani attaching high-density recording electrodes to the leg of a study participant
Landon Hamilton (seated) and Karim Derqaoui preparing to measure force steadiness
Awad Almuklass (bent over participant) and Diba Mani preparing to record motor unit action potentials
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)