- John H. Challis, Professor of Kinesiology
Research Interests: Measurement and simulation modeling of the human musculo-skeletal system, with the aim of examining
the role, function, and coordination of muscle in vivo. Development of improved biomechanical measurement protocols.
- Jinger Gottschall, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Research Interests: My research is an integrative and innovative study of legged locomotion. I combine the disciplines of cardiovascular
physiology, neuromuscular physiology, and mechanical engineering in order to understand how humans and other animals walk and run. Specifically,
the overall objective of my laboratory is to assess how we initiate and transition between changing environments such as downhill and uphill
- Teresa "Dena" Lang , Research Associate
Research Interests: Genetic determinants of skeletal strength and architecture.
- Stephen J. Piazza, Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Research Interests: Development of computational tools for investigation of joint mechanics; computer simulation
applied to the study of normal and pathological human gait; mechanical effects of surgical procedures intended to alter
joint and muscle function; mechanics of total joint replacements.
- Robert Sainburg, Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Research Interests: Neural mechanisms underlying control of multijoint arm movements in humans. We combine
both psychophysical experiments and biomechanical simulations to determine the neural processes responsible for coordinating
the complex mechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Studies in patients with neurological lesions are conducted to determine
the contributions of specific neural structures to control.
- Neil A. Sharkey, Professor of Kinesiology, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education
Research Interests: Musculoskeletal research, including normal, pathologic, and reconstructed function of bones and joints; mechanisms of injury; internal biomechanical behavior
of the foot and ankle; genetic determinants of bone health over the lifespan.
- Vladimir Zatsiorsky, Professor of Kinesiology
Research Interests: Sport biomechanics and conditioning of athletes. Biomechanical basis of motor control, in particular
biomechanics of standing posture and force sharing between individual muscle groups. Maximal muscular power in burst-like
activities. MRI study of lumbar vertebrae under mechanical load. Application of wavelets in human biomechanics. Science
of training athletes, especially strength training.