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Dr. Jenkins wins award

July 13, 2018

ANP Lab co-director Dr. Nathaniel Jenkins was recently awarded with the 2018 Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator Award by the NSCA.  Congrats Dr. Jenkins!

Brain Plasticity Lab

June 05, 2018

The Applied Neuromuscular Physiology (ANP) Lab is pleased to announce the opening of a new satellite laboratory, the Brain Plasticity Lab.  The new lab is equipped with brain imaging (fNIRS) and brain stimulation (both TMS and tDCS) equipment to help investigate changes in brain function with aging, training, fatigue and more.

OSU ANP Lab helps increase Brain Awareness

March 16, 2018

Dr. Jason DeFreitas, and two of his doctoral students, Alejandra Barrera-Curiel and Jesús Hernandez-Sarabia, partnered up with faculty and students from the OSU Center for Health Sciences to provide a Brain Awareness workshop.  The workshop took place at the Tulsa Children's Museum, and gave members of the public a chance to learn how the brain controls movement.  They even had the opportunity to touch a real, human brain! 

OSU ANP Lab at Neuroscience 2017

November 15, 2017

Three members of OSU's Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory presented their research at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).  Representing the lab were Dr. Jason DeFreitas, and his doctoral students, Alejandra Barrera-Curiel and Jesús Hernandez-Sarabia.

Dr. Jenkins receives NSCA International Collaboration Grant

July 14, 2017

Dr. Nathaniel Jenkins was awarded the 2017 NSCA International Collaboration Grant.  This support will help fund the project, "Genetic Polymorphisms and the Effects of Caffeine on Neuromuscular Function".  He will be collaborating with Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, a Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto

ANP Lab Doctoral Student receives Research Award

July 14, 2017

Ryan Colquhoun, a PhD student in the Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory, received the Best Doctoral Poster Presentation Award at the 2017 NSCA National Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Ryan presented data from his work with Dr. DeFreitas on the project, "Can low-intensity exercise performed to fatigue recruit high-threshold motor units?"

Dr. DeFreitas presents at NSCA

July 13, 2017

Dr. Jason DeFreitas presented at the 2017 NSCA National Conference along with colleague Dr. Matt Stock, of the Univ. of Central Florida.  Together they presented "The Time Course of Neural and Hypertrophic Adaptations to Short-Term Resistance Training: What's New?".  The talk was given as the Gary Dudley Memorial Lecture.

OSU ANP Lab at ACSM Annual Meeting

June 03, 2017

Twelve members of OSU's Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory presented their research at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  Representing the lab were Drs. Jason DeFreitas, Nathaniel Jenkins, and Bert Jacobson, as well as doctoral students Ryan Colquhoun, Mitch Magrini, Alejandra Barrera Curiel, Cameron Mackey, Mike Luera, Tyler Muddle, Carlos Estrada, Masoud Moghaddam, and Chantel Anthony.

Dr. Jenkins presents at ACSM Preconference Seminar

May 30, 2017

Dr. Nathaniel Jenkins presented at ACSM's Graduate and Early Career Day Preconference.  His talk was designed to provide guidance for graduate students and early professionals seeking an academic career.

OSU ANP Lab visits Auburn for Research Collaboration

October 20, 2016

Faculty and Doctoral students from the Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory at Oklahoma State University visited Auburn University to perform a collaborative research project.  The study examined the effects of fatigue on neural (motor unit behavior) and histochemical properties of muscle.  OSU brought their equipment for neural measurements to combine with Auburn's ability to perform muscle biopsies. The faculty involved in this collaboration are Drs. Nathaniel Jenkins (OSU), Jason DeFreitas (OSU), Michael Roberts (Auburn), Kaelin Young (Auburn), and Jeff Martin (Auburn).

Dr. DeFreitas visits UT-RGV campus

October 14, 2016

Dr. Jason DeFreitas paid a visit to the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley to give an invited talk.  He presented as part of their Translational Research Symposium series.  He also took the time to visit with UT-RGV's RISE scholars (shown to the left). 

OSU welcomes Dr. Nathaniel Jenkins

August 01, 2016

OSU and the ANP Lab are excited to welcome new faculty member, Dr. Nathaniel Jenkins.

OSU introduces new B.S. in Applied Exercise Science

July 22, 2016

The Oklahoma State University College of Education will offer a bachelor's degree in Applied Exercise Science beginning this fall, with options for either pre-professional, or strength and conditioning.

DeFreitas receives NSCA Young Investigator Grant

July 01, 2016

Dr. Jason DeFreitas was awarded the 2016 NSCA Young Investigator Grant.  This support will help fund the project, "Can low-intensity exercise performed to fatigue recruit high-threshold motor units?"

Dr. DeFreitas presents at the 3rd ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics

May 31, 2016

Dr. Jason DeFreitas was one of 6 presenters at the 3rd ISB (International Society for Biomechanics) Symposium on Motor Control.  The symposium was held at the 2016 ACSM Annual Meeting.  Dr. DeFreitas presented on the use of dEMG to assess motor unit adaptations with training.

Study published in Journal of Neurophysiology

May 01, 2016

A recent lab study of ours, led by doctoral student Zachary Pope and faculty member Dr. Jason DeFreitas, was recently published in the Journal of Neurophysiology, a high-impact neuroscience journal for the American Physiological Society.  Our study revealed an innovative new technique for non-invasively assessing motor unit-specific hypertrophy.

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