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Principal Investigator


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PhD Candidate

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PhD Student


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Jordan Balaban

Education: BS, 2006 Univ. of Rhode Island

                  MS, 2013 Univ. of Rhode Island  

Research interests: Mechanics, physiology and ecology of muscle atrophy in ectotherms

PhD Candidate

Crystal Reynaga

Education: BS, 2012 UC Santa Cruz

Research interests: Functional implications of novel gaits and substrates in terrestrial vertebrates

Manny Azizi PhD

Associate Professor

Education: BA,  1998 UC Berkeley

                  PhD, 2005 UMass, Amherst

                  Post-doc, Brown University       

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Lab Alumni

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Undergraduate Students

Gala Strong

Liz Mendoza

SURF Fellow

Nuria Varela SURF Fellow

Jeff Olberding PhD

Education: BS,  2010 Univ. of Cincinnati

                  MS,  2013 UC Riverside

                  PhD, 2016 Univ. South Florida


Post-doc


Natasha

McMaster

HBCU Fellow

Gurleen Sangha

URAP Fellow

Pouyan Pouresfandiari

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PhD Student


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Post-doc


Kris Stover PhD

Education: BS,  2009 Ohio University

                  MS,  2012 College of Charleston

                  PhD, 2017 Brown University

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Post-doc


Ben Perlman PhD

Education: BS,  2003 UC Santa Cruz

                  MS,  2010 Moss Landing

                  PhD, 2016 Wake Forest University

Adrien Arias

Education: BS, 2017 Cal State San Bernardino

Research interests: Variation in muscle function during terrestrial locomotion

Alex Duman

Education: BS, 2017 Univ. of Illinois UC

Research interests: Ontogeny of motor patterns and muscle function

Caitrin Eaton (PD)- Assistant Professor, Colby College

Natalie Holt (PD)- Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University

Nicole Danos (PD)-  Assistant Professor University of San Diego

Emily Abbott (PhD)- Post-doc Georgia Institute of Technology

Lizzie Santos (U)- University of Pacific School of Dentistry

Amber Deslauriers (MS)- Samuel Merritt University,  Doc. Physical Therapy

Neil Larson (U)- University of Miami Medical School

Pooja Rana (U)- University of Missouri Medical School

Marla Goodfellow (U)- Western University,  Doc. Physical Therapy