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

5/1/17  The lab was awarded a new grant from the NIH to help fund our continued collaboration with Brown Univ.

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3/1/17  New paper on the effcets 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 in

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

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9/1/16  New paper on the effects of aging on elastic energy storage published in J. Appl. Physiology

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7/5/16  Manny presents at ICVM in Washington DC, while Emily Abbott and Jordan Balaban present at SEB in Brighton, UK

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6/5/16  New collaborative paper on aponeurosis mechanics published in J Biomechanics