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

4/27/18 New team paper on the biological and engineering limits of fast motion published in Science

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3/2/18  Crystal Reynaga makes the finals of the UCI Slam competition

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1/3/18 Olberding, Stover, Reynaga, & Balaban present at SICB in SF. Kris Stover is awardeded Dwight D. Davis award for best student talk

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10/1/17 New post-docs Jeff Olberding, Kris Stover and PhD students Alex Duman and Adrien Arias join the lab

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8/22/17  Dr. Emily Abbott successfuly defends dissertation; off to Georgia Tech for post-doc

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8/1/17  New paper by J. Balaban on the link between metabolic rate and muscle atrophy out in JEB

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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