Lab Director //

Dr. Jason M. DeFreitas

Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance

Interim Graduate Coordinator

Oklahoma State University

Email: jason.defreitas@okstate.edu

Research Interests:

  • Neural adaptations to training

  • Motor unit behavior in humans

  • Proprioception, and it's effect on motor function

  • Sensory and motor deficits related to aging and/or disease

  • Brain behavior and plasticity

  • Muscle hypertrophy and atrophy

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Core Faculty //

Dr. Michael Trevino

Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance

 

michael.a.trevino@okstate.edu

Research Interests:

  • Non-invasive assessment of neuromuscular function and motor unit behavior

  • Acute and chronic neuromuscular responses to endurance and strength training

  • Effects of aging, skeletal muscle composition and fiber type on motor unit behavior

Dr. Bert Jacobson

Regents Professor

Seretean Endowed Professor

Applied Musculoskeletal and Human Physiology Research Laboratory

 bert.jacobson@okstate.edu

Research Interests:

 

  • Ergogenic aids

  • Muscle strength and endurance

  • Exercise Testing

  • Fall Prevention

 

Dr. Doug Smith

Professor

Applied Musculoskeletal and Human Physiology Research Laboratory

doug.smith@okstate.edu

Research Interests:

  • Neuromuscular function

  • Performance changes following training interventions

  • Changes in neuromuscular function across the lifespan

  • Balance and fall prevention

 
Graduate Assistants //
 

Jesús Hernandez Sarabia

jesusah@okstate.edu

Advisor: Dr. DeFreitas

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Cody Diehl

cody.diehl@okstate.edu

Advisor: Dr. Jacobson

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Sunggun Jeon

sujeon@okstate.edu

Advisor: Dr. Trevino

JoCarol "JoJo" Shields

jocarol.shields@okstate.edu

Advisor: Dr. DeFreitas

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Rob MacLennan

robjmaclennan@okstate.edu

Advisor: Dr. DeFreitas

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Stephanie Sontag

stephanie.sontag@okstate.edu

Advisor: Dr. Trevino

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Shawn Reese

Advisor: Dr. DeFreitas

Tyler Danielson

tyler.danielson@okstate.edu

Advisor: Dr. DeFreitas

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Lab Alumni //
 

PhD Graduates

  • Kazuma Akehi (2014) - University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Alejandra Barrera Curiel (2020) - California State University, Bakersfield

  • Ryan Colquhoun (2019) - University of South Alabama

  • Eric Conchola (2014) - University of Central Oklahoma

  • Carlos Estrada (2019) - Aurora University

  • Garrett Hester (2015) - Kennesaw State University

  • Mike Luera (2020) - Tarleton State University

  • Cameron Mackey (2020) - TBD

  • Mitch Magrini (2019) - Creighton University

  • Masoud Moghaddom (2020) - Salisbury University

  • Ty Palmer (2015) - Texas Tech University

  • Ryan Thiele (2016) - Kansas State University

  • Brennan Thompson (2013) - Utah State University

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