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Publications

36. Balaban JP, Azizi E 2017. Lowering metabolic rate mitigates muscle atrophy in western fence lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220:2748-2756. link


35. Azizi E, Deslauriers AR, Holt NC, Eaton CE 2017. Resistance to radial expansion limits muscle strain and work. Biomech. Model. Mechanobiol. doi: 10.1007/s10237-017-0909-3. link


34. Danos N, Holt NC, Sawicki GS, Azizi E 2016. Modeling age-related changes in muscle tendon dynamics during cyclical contractions in the rat gastrocnemius muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00396.2016. pdf


33. Arellano CJ, Gidmark NJ, Konow N, Azizi E, & Roberts TJ 2016.Determinants of aponeurosis shape change during muscle contraction. Journal of Biomechanics. 49 (9) 1812-1817. pdf


32. Holt NC, Danos N, Roberts TJ & Azizi E 2016. Stuck in gear: age related loss of variable gearing in skeletal muscle. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219: 998-1003. pdf


31. Holt NC, & Azizi E 2016. The effect of activation level on muscle function during locomotion: are optimal lengths and velocities always used? Proceedings of Royal Society B doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.2832. pdf


30. Sawicki GS, Robertson BD, Azizi E, & Roberts TJ 2015. Timing matters: tuning the mechanics of a muscle-tendon unit by adjusting stimulation phase during cyclic contractions.

Journal of Experimental Biology. doi: 10.1242/ jeb.121673. pdf




29. Danos N & Azizi E 2015. Passive stiffness of hindlimb muscles in anurans with distinct locomotor specializations. Zoology. 118(4): 239-247. pdf


28. Azizi E, *Larson NP, Abbott EM & Danos 2014. Reduce torques and stick the landing: limb posture during landing in toads. Journal of Experimental Biology. doi: 10.1242/jeb.108506. pdf


27. Holt NC & Azizi E 2014. What drives activation-dependent shifts in the force-length curve? Biology Letters. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0651. pdf


26. Azizi E & Deslauriers AR 2014. Regional heterogeneity in muscle fiber strain: the role of fiber architecture. Frontiers in Physiology. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00303. pdf


25. Gillis GB, Ekstrom L, & Azizi E 2014. Biomechanics and control of landing in toads. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi:10.1093/icb/icu053. pdf


24. Azizi E 2014. Locomotor function shapes the passive mechanical properties and operating lengths of muscle. Proceedings of Royal Society B. 281: 1783. pdf


23. Azizi E & Roberts TJ 2014. Geared up to stretch: pennate muscle behavior during active lengthening. J.  Experimental Biology. 217: 376-381. pdf


22. Astley HC, Abbott EM, Azizi E, Marsh RL, & Roberts TJ 2013. Chasing maximal performance: a cautionary tale from the celebrated jumping frogs of Calaveras County. J.  Experimental Biology. 216: 3947-3953. pdf


21. Azizi E & Roberts TJ 2013. Variable gearing in a biologically-inspired pneumatic actuator array. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 8: doi:10.1088/1748-3182/8/2/026002. pdf


20. Azizi E & Abbott EM 2013. Anticipatory motor patterns limit muscle stretch during landing in toads. Biology Letters. 9:  doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.1045. pdf


19. Konow N, Azizi E, & Roberts TJ 2012. Muscle power attenuation by tendon during energy dissipation. Proceedings of Royal Society B. 279: 1108-1113. pdf


18. Roberts TJ, Abbott EM, & Azizi E 2011. The weak link: Do muscle properties determine locomotor performance in frogs. Philos.Trans. of Royal Society B. 366: 1488-1495. pdf


17. Roberts TJ, & Azizi E 2011. Flexible mechanisms: The diverse roles of biological springs in vertebrate movement. J. Experimental Biology. 214: 353-361. pdf


16. Roberts TJ, & Azizi E 2010. The series elastic shock absorber: Tendons attenuate muscle power during energy absorbing actions. J. Applied Physiology. 109: 396-404. pdf


15. Azizi E, & Roberts TJ 2010. Muscle performance during frog jumping: influence of elasticity on muscle operating lengths. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 277: 1523-1530. pdf


14. Landberg T & Azizi E 2010. Ontogeny of escape swimming performance in the spotted salamander. Functional Ecology. 24(3): 576-587. pdf


13. Azizi E, & Roberts TJ 2009. Biaxial strain and variable stiffness in aponeuroses. J. Physiology-London. 587: 4309-4318. pdf


12. Azizi E, & Roberts TJ 2009. Sheet-like tendons are stiffened by bulging muscles. Physiology News. 77: 28-29. pdf


11. Azizi E, *Halenda GM, & Roberts TJ 2009. Mechanical properties of the gastrocnemius aponeurosis in wild turkeys. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 49: 51-58. pdf


10. Azizi E, Brainerd EL, & Roberts TJ 2008. Variable gearing in pennate muscles. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences. 105: 1745-1750. pdf


9. Dean MN, Azizi E, & Summers AP 2007. Uniform strain in broad muscles: Active and passive effects of the twisted tendon of the ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei. J. Experimental Biology. 210: 3395-3406. pdf


8. Azizi E, & Brainerd EL 2007. Architectural gear ratio and strain homogeneity in segmented musculature. J. Experimental Zoology A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology. 307 A: 145-155. (Cover illustration)  pdf


7. Azizi E, Landberg T, and Wassersug, RJ 2007. Vertebral function during tadpole locomotion. Zoology.110: 290-297.pdf


6. Brainerd EL, & Azizi E 2005. Muscle fiber angle, segment bulging and gear ratio in segmented musculature. J. Experimental Biology. 208: 3249-3261. pdf


5. Ward AD, & Azizi E 2004. Convergent evolution of the head retraction startle response in elongate fishes and amphibians. Zoology. 107: 205-217. pdf


4. Azizi E, & *Horton JM 2004. Patterns of axial and appendicular movements during aquatic walking in the salamander, Siren lacertina. Zoology. 107: 111-120. pdf


3. McHenry MJ, Azizi E, & *Strother JA 2003. The hydrodynamics of locomotion at intermediate Reynolds Numbers: Undulatory swimming in ascidian larvae (Botrylloides sp.). J. Experimental Biology. 206: 327-343. pdf


2. Azizi E, Gillis GB, & Brainerd EL 2002. Morphology and mechanics of myosepta in a swimming salamander, Siren lacertina. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 133: 967-978. pdf


1. Azizi E, & *Landberg T 2002. Effects of metamorphosis on the escape response of the two-lined salamander Eurycea bislineata. J. Experimental Biology. 205: 841-849. pdf