Research

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Swim Performance Laboratory  - The Swim Performance Lab aims to understand the factors affecting human swimming performance across a wide range of ages and abilities. The lab has a swimming flume, a 25-yard swimming pool, and a wading pool. The lab uses a snorkel integrated with a metabolic cart that enables real-time measurements of oxygen consumption, substrate utilization, and economy while swimming in the flume. This lab is under the direction of Dr. George Crocker—location: PE 38 & Pool deck. 
Website: www.swimperformancelab.com  

 

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Spinal Cord Injury Exercise Research (SCIER) - SCIER aims to understand how exercises like body weight-supported treadmill training can enhance neurological recovery, neural plasticity, and exercise fitness. This lab is under the direction of Dr. Dy.

Location: ASCL 109

 

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Spinal Plasticity Laboratory (SPL)This lab examines the effects of locomotor training in a rodent model of spinal cord injury using robotic devices. This lab is under the direction of Dr. Michael Joseph.

Location: ASCL 123 

 

 

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Exercise Physiology - This laboratory studies the effect of exercise on the brain and cognition. This lab is under the direction of Dr. Keslacy.

Location: ASCL 139.

 

 

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BiomechanicsThe biomechanics lab houses an eight-camera Vicon motion analysis system, two AMTI force plates, and an electromyography system. Current research investigates the factors that influence force and power output from skeletal muscle. The lab is under the direction of Andy Cornwell, Ph.D.

Location: ASCL 110 

 

The Cultural Sport and Exercise Psychology (CSEP) research lab aims to examine (moving) bodies through psychological and sociocultural perspectives and promote equity and social justice in/via kinesiology and related fields. This lab is under the direction of Dr. Sae-Mi Lee. 

 

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Environmental Exercise Physiology- This lab studies the effects of heat acclimation on exercise performance and various blood markers and uniquely features a hypobaric chamber that we use to examine the impact of high altitude on the human body.  The lab is under the direction of Dr. Nazareth Khodiguian.

Location: PE10.