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Integrative Muscle Physiology Lab

Dr. David Russ

Grover Center W253

About the Lab
The primary focus of my laboratory is to identify the neuromuscular mechanisms that contribute to acute (i.e., fatigue) and chronic (i.e., aging) impairments in muscular function.  
The goal of this work is to develop effective and implementable interventions that specifically address these mechanisms, and thus improve physical rehabilitation and wellness strategies for promoting physical function and performance in older adults, and/or patients with orthopedic and neurologic disabilities. We use a variety of experimental techniques to examine the biochemical, molecular, physiological and functional properties of muscle and nerve, in both human and animal models.