Roger Enoka
Professor
Integrative Physiology

Office: Carlson 202E
Fax: 303-492-6778    

Research Interests

Education

Professional Experience

  • 1981-1987, Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences, University of Arizona , Tucson, AZ.
  • 1986-1990, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 1987-1992, Associate Professor, Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 1990-1992, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 1992-1993, Professor, Departments of Exercise & Sport Sciences and Physiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 1993-1996, Staff Scientist, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • 1996-2002, Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 2000-2002, Chair, Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 2003-Present, Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 2003-2013, Chair, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 2003-Present, Adjoint Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado
  • 2011-Present, Adjoint Professor, Department of Neurology, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado
  • 2016-2017, Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2018-Present, Associate Chair, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder

Honors and Awards

  • 1989-1990, President, American Society of Biomechanics
  • 1990-1998, Member, World Committee for Biomechanics.
  • 1992-1996, NIH Study Section, Respiratory and Applied Physiology
  • 1992-1996, American Physical Therapy Association, Research Advisory Panel
  • 2004, Presidential Lecture, annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2011, Muybridge Award, International Society of Biomechanics
  • 2018, Basmajian Award, International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology
  • 2018, Borelli Award, American Society of Biomechanics

Recent Publications

  • Almuklass AM, Davis L, Hamilton LD, Hebert JR, Alvarez E, Enoka RM. Pulse width does not influence the gains achieved with neuromuscular electrical stimulation in people with multiple sclerosis: double-blind, randomized trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 32: 84-93, 2018.
  • Almuklass AM, Davis L, Hamilton LD, Vieira T, Botter A, Enoka RM. Motor unit discharge characteristics and walking performance of individuals with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neurophysiology 119: 1273-1282, 2018.
  • Almuklass AM, Feeney DF, Mani D, Hamilton LD, Enoka RM. Peg-manipulation capabilities of middle-aged adults have a greater influence on pegboard time than those of young and old adults. Experimental Brain Research 236: 2165-2172, 2018.
  • Capobianco RA, Almuklass AM, Enoka RM. Manipulation of sensory feedback can improve stretching outcomes. European Journal of Sport Sciences 18: 83-91, 2018.
  • Capobianco RA, Mazzo MM, Enoka RM. Self-massage prior to stretching improves flexibility in young and middle-aged adults. Journal of Sport Sciences 4: 1-8, 2019.
  • Castronovo AM, Mrachacz-Kersting N, Stevenson AJT, Holobar A, Enoka RM, Farina D. Decrease in force steadiness with aging is associated with increased power of the common but not independent input to motor neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology 120: 1616-1624, 2018.
  • Del Vecchio A, Casolo A, Negro F, Scorcelletti M, Bazzucchi I, Enoka RM, Felici F, Farina D. The increase in muscle force after four weeks of strength training is mediated by adaptations in motor unit recruitment and rate codling. Journal of Physiology 597: 1873-1887, 2019. 
  • Enoka RM. Physiological validation of the decomposition of surface EMG signals. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 46: 70-83, 2019.
  • Feeney DF, Capobianco RA, Montgomery JR, Morreale J, Grabowski AM, Enoka RM. Individuals with sacroiliac joint dysfunction display asymmetrical gait and a depressed synergy between muscles providing sacroiliac joint force closure when walking. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 43: 95-103, 2018. 
  • Feeney DF, Mani D, Enoka RM. Variability in common synaptic input to motor neurons modulates both force steadiness and pegboard times in young and older adults. Journal of Physiology 596: 3793-3806, 2018.
  • Gould JR, Reineberg AE, Cleland BT, Knoblauch KE, Clinton GK, Banich MT, Corboy JR, Enoka RM. Adjustments in torque steadiness during fatiguing contractions are inversely correlated with IQ in persons with multiple sclerosis. Frontiers in Physiology 9: 1404, 2018.
  • Hamilton LD, Mani D, Almuklass AM, Davis LA, Vieira T, Botter A, Enoka RM. Electrical nerve stimulation modulates motor unit activity in contralateral biceps brachii during steady isometric contractions. Journal of Neurophysiology 120: 2603-2613, 2018.
  • Hamilton LD, Mazzo MM, Petrigna L, Ahmed AA, Enoka RM. Poor estimates of motor variability are associated with longer grooved pegboard times for middle-aged and older adults. Journal of Neurophysiology 121: 588-601, 2019. 
  • Mani D, Almuklass AM, Amiridis IG, Enoka RM. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation can improve mobility in older adults with two different pulse-width and frequency combinations: double-blind, randomized trial. Experimental Gerontology 108: 269-275, 2018.
  • Mani D, Almuklass AM, Hamilton LD, Vieira T, Botter A, Enoka RM. Motor unit activity, force steadiness, and perceived fatigability are correlated with mobility in older adults. Journal of Neurophysiology 120: 1988-1997, 2018. 
  • Mani D, Feeney DF, Enoka RM. The modulation of force steadiness by electrical nerve stimulation applied to the wrist extensors differs for young and older adults. European Journal of Applied Physiology 119: 301-310, 2019.