HES Seminar Series: Cellular to whole human level neuromuscular function

Event Details

Speaker: Geoff Power, Ph.D., University of Guelph

Speaker Biography

Dr. Geoff Power is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph with a research program focused on neuromechanical aspects of performance across the lifespan. He earned his PhD. at the University of Western Ontario in 2013. There he worked with the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging investigating age-related alterations to the human neuromuscular system and susceptibility to muscle fatigue and damage. Following his PhD. Geoff completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Human Performance Laboratory in Calgary focused on muscle mechanics. There he used small animal in situ, and single muscle fibre preparations to explore the fine aspects of muscle contractility. His lab takes a unique perspective of whole human and cellular level testing to identify aspects of the human neuromuscular system responsible for altered performance across the lifespan. In his spare time Geoff enjoys pulling shots of espresso and mountain biking.