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Stacey Acker

Stacey Acker

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Biomechanics

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: Lower limb biomechanics, occupational biomechanics, knee joint modeling, Knee osteoarthritis initiation and progression.

Michael Barnett-Cowan

Michael Barnett-Cowan

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Neuroscience

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: psychophysics, sensory assessment, virtual reality, motion simulation, eye and head movement, brain imaging and stimulation (EEG/ERP, TMS,tDCS), aging

Jack P. Callaghan

Jack P. Callaghan

Professor

Specialization: Biomechanics

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: Content - biomechanics, ergonomics, injury mechanics, exercise, instrumentation, biomechanical modeling.

Tools / techniques - electromyography, medical imaging, mechanical tissue testing, motion analysis, kinetic measurement, wearable sensor technology, occupational ergonomic evaluation.

Michaela Devries-Aboud

Michaela Devries-Aboud

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Physiology and nutrition

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: skeletal muscle metabolism, sex-based differences in metabolism, exercise physiology, human nutrition and metabolism, aging and sarcopenia, insulin sensitivity, electron microscopy.

Clark Dickerson

Clark Dickerson

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Shoulder Mechanics

Specialization: Biomechanics

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: Shoulder biomechanics, digital human modeling, ergonomics, motion capture, upper limb biomechanics, computational musculoskeletal modeling, in vitro analysis.

Robin Duncan

Robin Duncan

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Physiology and nutrition

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: molecular cloning, lipid biochemistry, comparative biology and murine models, genetics and genomics, recombinant protein production, enzymology.

Steve Fischer

Steve Fischer

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Biomechanics

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: task analysis, occupational biomechanics, ergonomic aspects of occupational musculoskeletal injuries.

Lora Giangregorio

Lora Giangregorio

Associate Professor

Specialization: Physiology and nutrition

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: clinical exercise physiology, clinical trials and knowledge translation, physical activity and aging, osteoporosis and bone health

Richard Hughson

Richard L. Hughson

Professor

Specialization: Physiology and nutrition

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: cardiovascular physiology, environmental physiology (spaceflight, altitude), vascular aging, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, ultrasound

Heather Keller

Heather Keller

Professor

Specialization: Physiology and nutrition

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: nutrition, knowledge translations, intervention design and implementation, qualitative and quantitative methods.

Andrew Laing

Andrew Laing

Associate Professor

Specialization: Biomechanics

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: muskuloskeletal biomechanics related to injury, impact biomechanics,  balance, falls, and mobility, occupational biomechanics, ergonomics.

Monica Maly

Monica R. Maly

Associate Professor

Specialization: Biomechanics

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: knee biomechanics, osteoarthritis, clinical outcomes, mobility, exercise, muscle, imaging and disability.

Bill McIlroy

Bill McIlroy

Professor, Department Chair

Specialization: Neuroscience

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: Content expertise - neuroscience, balance and gait, exercise, neurologic disorders, aging.

Experimental tools / technologies - electroencephalography, electromyography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, magnetic resonance imaging, peripheral nerve stimulation, galvanic skin measurement, eye-tracker, motion analysis, kinetic measurement, wearable sensor technology.

Laura Middleton

Laura Middleton

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Neuroscience

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: physical activity and aging, motor disorders, physical activity tracking, neurocognitive assessment, electroencephalography.

Marina Mourtzakis

Marina Mourtzakis

Associate Professor

Specialization: Physiology and nutrition

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies:

Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo

Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Neuroscience

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: Teaching - visuomotor control: eye movements, hand-eye coordinatio, binocular vision: depth perception, stereopsis, visual and motor development, motor learning.

Tools and technologies - eye tracking, limb tracking, psychophysics.

Stephen Prentice

Stephen D. Prentice

Associate Professor

Specialization: Biomechanics

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: Content - anatomy, biomechanics, lower limb/whole body mechanics, neural control, locomotion, posture, balance, falls, and mobility.

Tools and techniques - electromyography, motion analysis, kinetic measurement, gait anaylsis, neural and biomechanical modelling.

Joe Quadrilatero

Joe Quadrilatero

Associate Professor

Specialization: Physiology and nutrition

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: skeletal muscle biology, skeletal muscle disease, exercise physiology, cell and molecular biology, microscopy, cell culture, animal models, cellular imaging.

James Rush

James W.E. Rush

Professor, Dean of Applied Health Sciences

Specialization: Physiology and nutrition

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: cardiovascular physiology, blood vessel health, endothelium, vascular smooth muscle, isolated blood vessels, endothelium-derived contracting and relaxing factors, resveratrol, prostanoids, vascular effects of exercise.

Richard Staines

W. Richard Staines

Professor, Associate Dean, Research

Specialization: Neuroscience

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: neuroscience, attention, neurologic disorders.

Ken Stark

Ken Stark

Professor

Specialization: Physiology and nutrition

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: Content expertise - nutrition, dietary intake assessmets, fatty acid and lipid metabolism, analyticial biochemistry.

Research models - human intervention, rodent models, cell culture.

Research tools - Gas chromatography w/ mass spectrometry and/or flame ionization detection, ultra-high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (quadrupole-orbitrap, quadrupole time of flight), gene expression (mRNA and immunoblot).

Russell Tupling

A. Russell Tupling

Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Specialization: Physiology and nutrition

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies: muscle physiology, obesity, diabetes and metabolism.

Wade Wilson

Wade Wilson

Lecturer

Research interests: sport psychology, applied sport psychology, sociology of physical activity, well-being, and sport