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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

Associate 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

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

Associate 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, Vice-president Academic and Provost

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.