People in the lab

Principal investigator

Dr. David F. Collins
Professor

PhD (Neuroscience) University of Alberta 1998
MSc (Neuroscience) University of Guelph 1990
BSc (Human Kinetics) University of Guelph 1987

Postdoctoral Fellow

Trevor Barss
Campus Alberta NeuroScience Postdoctoral Fellowship
PhD (School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education) University of Victoria (2016)
MSc (Kinesiology) University of Saskatchewan (2010)
BSc Honours with Great Distinction (Kinesiology, Biological Sciences Minor) University of Saskatchewan (2008)

Project: Reducing fatigue of electrically-evoked contractions after a spinal cord injury.

MSc students

Emily Ainsley
CIHR CGS M Scholarship
BSc (Kinesiology) University of Alberta (2014)

Project: Insights into the mechanisms that contribute to electrically- evoked contractions.

Francisca Clavería
B.Physical Therapy, Universidad Mayor (2011)

Project: Reducing fatigue of contractions produced by neuromuscular electrical stimulation.

John Luu
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship
BSc Honours Biophysics University of British Columbia (2014)

Project: Hyperpolarization of motor axons contributes to contraction fatigue during neuromuscular electrical stimulation.

Laboratory Manager and Grant Facilitator

Alejandro L. Ley
MBA University of Alberta 2011
BSc (Mechanical Engineering) University of Alberta 1997

Research assistants

Sara Haring
BSc (Kinesiology) University of Alberta (2015)
2015 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award

Dylan Miller
Undergraduate at University of Alberta (Kinesiology)
Undergraduate Research Initiative

Former trainees

Dr. Mather Joner Wiest
University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship
CALDO Consortium Science Without Borders
MSc (Human Movement Science) Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2011)
PhD University of Alberta (2016)

Project: Mechanisms underlying contractions evoked by neuromuscular electrical stimulation.

Yoshino Okuma
MSc (Neuroscience) University of Alberta (2012)

Project: Electrical stimulation site influences the spatial distribution of motor units recruited in tibialis anterior..

Jenny Lou
BSc (Honours Neuroscience) University of Alberta (2015)
2015 AIHS Summer Studentship
2013 Undergraduate Research Initiative
2012 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award

Mariska Johnson (neé Booyens)
MSc University of Alberta (2015)

Project: The effect of a Plyometric Protocol on Muscle Potentiation.

Leilane Rocha Pinheiro
Undergraduate at Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia (Physical Therapy)
Science without Borders

Diana Le
Undergraduate at University of Alberta (Pharmacy)
Undergraduate Research Initiative

Dr. Abdulaziz Aldayel
Assistant Professor, Physical Education and Movement Science Dept., King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Research
topic:
Functional electrical stimulation of human muscle.

Dr. Austin J. Bergquist
Alberta Paraplegic Foundation Award
PhD (Neuroscience) University of Alberta (2013)

Project: Functional electrical stimulation of human muscle.

Alyssa Hindle
Ivy A Thomson and William A Thomson Graduate Scholarship
MSc (Neuroscience) University of Alberta (2013)

Project: Influence of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on cortical excitability.

Helen Schimidt
MSc Student, Federal University of Pampa, Uruguaiana, Brazil.

Andrea Bui
BSc University of Alberta 2011
Physical Therapy at University of Alberta

Sarah M. Roshko
BSc. (Kinesiology) University of Alberta 2011

2011 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
2010 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award

Mandy Hong
BSc (Honours Neuroscience) University of Alberta 2011

Cam S. Mang
NSERC CGS M Scholarship
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship
2008 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship
MSc (Neuroscience) University of Alberta 2010
BPE University of Alberta 2008

Project: Using electrical stimulation to prevent muscle atrophy after spinal cord injury.

Dr. Joanna M. Auger (neé Clair)
NSERC PGS D Scholarship
NSERC CGS M Scholarship
Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship
PhD (Neuroscience) University of Alberta 2010
BSc (Kinesiology) University of Alberta 2005

Project: Using electrical stimulation to prevent muscle atrophy after spinal cord injury.

Kaitlin Cleveley
BSc. (Physical Education) University of Alberta 2009

Jamie M. Anderson-Reid
BSc (Kinesiology) University of Alberta 2008

Dr. Jesse C. Dean, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA

Research
topic:
Central and peripheral contributions to contractions evoked by wide-pulse stimulation of human muscle.

Lisa M. Yates
BSc (Kinesiology) University of Alberta 2006

Alain Frigon
MSc (Neuroscience) University of Alberta 2003

Thesis: Effect of rhythmic arm movement on reflexes in the legs: modulation of soleus H-reflexes and somatosensory conditioning.

Dr. Timothy J. Carroll, PhD
Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship 2003

Research
topic:
Sensory control of human limb movements.

Evan R. L. Baldwin
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship
MSc (Neuroscience) University of Alberta 2005

Thesis: Wide pulse width, high frequency electrical stimulation: implications for neuromuscular electrical stimulation.

Alexander M. Brown
2006 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
DDS University of Alberta 2010
BSc (Physiology) University of Alberta 2006

Piotr M. Klakowicz
NSERC Scholarship
MSc (Neuroscience) University of Alberta 2005

Thesis: Reflexive and peripheral contributions to muscle contractions evoked by tetanic electrical nerve stimulation in humans.

Alexander S. Tamm
2006 AHFMR Summer Studentship
2006 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
MD University of Alberta

Dr. Olle Lagerquist
NSERC PGS D Scholarship
Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship
PhD (Neuroscience) University of Alberta 2009

Thesis: On the central mechanisms that contribute to contractions evoked by surface stimulation of human muscle.