Muscle Physiology & Biomechanics

Welcome to the Azizi Lab


Research in our lab is focused broadly on the physiology and mechanics of movement. Our work strives to understand how the basic properties of muscle have been shaped by evolution and how shifts in these properties affect neuromuscular health and performance. We also aim to reveal how organisms use mechanical and structural mechanisms to overcome the limits of muscle. See more

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The

Azizi Lab

Dept. of Ecology &

Evolutionary Biology

Lab News

8/1/17  New paper by J. Balaban on the relationship between metabolic rate and muscle atrophy out in The Journal of Experimental Biology

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7/1/17  E. Abbott and C. Reynaga preset at SEB in Gothenburg Sweden where Emily was awarded the best poster presentation award.

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6/3/17  Undergraduate Pouyan Pouresfandiari awarded Robert Ernst Prize for Excellence in Research in the Biological Sciences.

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5/1/17  The lab was awarded a new grant from the NIH, funding our collaboration with Brown Univ.

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3/1/17  New paper on the effects of radial constraints on skeletal muscle published in Biomech. Model. in Mechanobiol.

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1/03/17 C. Reynaga, E. Abbott, J. Balaban, B. Perlman, and N. Holt present at SICB meeting.

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9/12/16 New post-doc Ben Perlman joins the lab.