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Alemany, Joseph  

GA for Veteran Student Life , Kinesiology

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(301) 405-9605
1122 Cole Field House and 0224 SPH Bldg

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Molecular Aspects of Exercise

Advisor : Espen E. Spangenburg, Ph.D.

Affiliations :

Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Center for Campus Life, Veteran Student Life; U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

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Aley, Brittany

Instructor, Kinesiology

Alfini, Alfonso

GA, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Exercise Psychophysiology

Introduction : I am a PhD student in Cognitive Motor Neuroscience.

Advisor : J. Carson Smith, PhD

Lab Affiliations :

Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Affiliations :

Exercise for Brain Health

Amorese, Adam

GA, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Advisor : Espen Spangenburg

Anson, Eric

Teaching Assistant/David H. Clarke Fellow, Kinesiology

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(301) 405-2572
0222 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Motor Control, Sensorimotor Integration

Introduction : I am a physical therapist and sixth year doctoral student studying with Dr. Jeka. My research interests are related to static and dynamic postural control and gaze stability in the presence of vestibular dysfunction. I am also involved in projects addressing other balance related disorders with specific focus toward development of novel rehabilitation applications for individuals with vestibular dysfunction or any balance disorder.

Advisor : John Jeka, PhD

Affiliations :

The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

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Aronhalt, Logan

GA, Kinesiology

Basen, Ryan  

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Research Focus : History of Sport and Physical Activity, Qualitative Research Design and Methods, Social Injustices and Inequalities, Sociology of Sport, Health, and Physical Activity, Sport and Cultural Studies

Introduction : I am a graduate student in the Physical Cultural Studies Program -- studying cause-related marketing, media, and sports (and their confluence with race and gender).

Advisor : Dr. Damion Thomas

Affiliations :

NASSS, NASSH, Society for the Study of Communication and Sport

Bernstein, Sam

Doctoral Student, Kinesiology

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(301) 405-2575
2132 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Introduction : Sam Bernstein is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Kinesiology.

Advisor : Dr. Thomas

Bustad, Jacob

Doctoral Student, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Research Focus : History of Sport and Physical Activity, Social Injustices and Inequalities, Sociology of Sport, Health, and Physical Activity, Sport and Cultural Studies

Introduction : Jake is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Kinesiology.

Advisor : Dr. Damion Thomas

Campbell, Kathryn  

NIH Fellow, Kinesiology

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2324 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Introduction : Kathryn Campbell is a NIH Fellow in the Department of Kinesiology.

Advisor : Dr. Espen Spangenburg

Chen, Dapeng

Teaching Assistant , Kinesiology

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Integrative Exercise Biology

Introduction : My PhD program is exercise physiology. I am doing my research in Dr.Chin's lab.

Advisor : Eva R Chin

Chen, Qingjian

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

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0110C SPH Bldg

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Biomechanics

Introduction : I completed bachelor degree in sports medicine in Nanjing, and obtained my master degree in biomechanics in Tennessee. Now I am a doctoral student under Dr. Shim, also a teaching assistant for KNES300 LAB 105,106,107,108 sections.

Advisor : Dr. Shim

Chu, Edward

Research Assistant, Kinesiology

Clevenger, Samuel

GA, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Research Focus : History of Sport and Physical Activity, Social Injustices and Inequalities, Sociology of Sport, Health, and Physical Activity, Sport and Cultural Studies

Advisor : Dr. Damion Thomas

Clift, Bryan C.

Doctoral Student/David H. Clarke Fellow, Kinesiology

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0228 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Research Focus : Qualitative Research Design and Methods, Social Injustices and Inequalities, Sociology of Sport, Health, and Physical Activity, Sport and Cultural Studies

Advisor : Dr. David L. Andrews

Cork, Stephanie

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

Corrigan, Kelsey

GA, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology

Introduction : I am a masters student interested in cardiovascular exercise physiology.

Advisor : Dr. Hagberg

Derusso, Alicia  

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

Du, Yue

Graduate Research Assistant, Kinesiology

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(301) 405-2572
0222 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Computational Motor Neuroscience, Developmental Motor Control, Motor Learning

Advisor : Dr. Jane E. Clark

Edmonds, Shaun  

Graduate Assistant, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Research Focus : Social Injustices and Inequalities, Sport and Cultural Studies

Advisor : Dr. David L. Andrews

Ehtemam, Farzad

GA, Kinesiology

Research Focus : Motor Control, Motor Development, Motor Learning, Sensorimotor Integration

Advisor : John Jeka

Goldstein, Jay  

Doctoral Student, Kinesiology

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(301)509-5425
Room 2351 School of Public Health Building

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Sport Psychology

Introduction : Jay Goldstein's research interests lie in the area of sport psychology. He examines social psychological factors related to the current youth sports environment (e.g., the interplay between athletes, coaches, and parents) by drawing upon theories and constructs from disciplines such as psychology, education and human development (socialization).

Advisor : Dr. Seppo Iso-Ahola

Affiliations :

Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Member (2003  Present) North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Exercise (NASPSPA), Member (2003  Present)

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Guth, Lisa

NIH Trainee Fellow, Kinesiology

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(301) 405-0448
0224 SPH Building

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Exercise and Genomics

Introduction : I'm a 4th-year PhD student in Exercise Physiology.

Advisor : Dr. Stephen M. Roth, Dr. James M. Hagberg

Affiliations :

ACSM, Delta Omega

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Inigo, Melissa  

GA, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Molecular Aspects of Exercise

Introduction : I am a doctoral student in Exercise Physiology and currently a teaching assistant for KNES 370 (Motor Development). My goal is to become successful in research and teaching, but at the same time, still enjoy life to the fullest!

Advisor : Dr. Espen Spangenburg

Jaquess, Kyle  

GA, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Motivation, Motor Learning

Introduction : Kyle works in the Cognitive Motor Neuroscience lab under Dr. Hatfield and is interested in cognitive-motor learning and elite physical performance.

Advisor : Dr. Brad Hatfield

Karim, Ehsan  

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Biomechanics, Brain Machine Interaction, Developmental Motor Control, Motor Development, Motor Learning

Introduction : I am Ehsan, a first year master student. I am particularly interested in rehabilitation robotics: merging robotics and AI with bio-mechanics and neuroscience in an attempt to design smart robotic solutions for paralyzed or amputees.

Advisor : Dr. Jane E. Clark

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Kayes, Maureen K

Doctoral Student, Kinesiology

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(301) 405-2510
0222 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Aging

Introduction : I am a Doctoral student in cognitive motor neuroscience in the Department of Kinesiology.My research focuses on the effect of physical activity on cognition in aging with regards to APOE genotype.

Advisor : Dr. Bradley Hatfield

Kiernan, Dovin

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Biomechanics, Motor Control

Advisor : Dr. Jae Kun Shim & Dr. Ross Miller

Lab Affiliations :

NeuroMechanics Laboratory

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Koh, Kyung

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

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0228 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Biomechanics

Introduction : I am a first-year Ph.D student in the Neuromechanics Lab.

Advisor : Dr. Shim

Kregling, Alissa

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

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0222 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Biomechanics

Introduction : I am a masters student in Kinesiology, researching the biomechanics and dynamic stability of locomotion in unilateral amputees, and I am a teaching assistant for KNES300.

Advisor : Dr. Jae Kun Shim

Lab Affiliations :

Neuromechanics Lab

Landers-Ramos, Rian Q  

NIH Pre-doctoral Fellow, Kinesiology

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0224 SPH Building

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology, Exercise Intervention, Integrative Exercise Biology

Introduction : I am a third year doctoral student working under Dr. Hagberg. I am interested in cardiovascular exercise physiology. Specifically, I am interested in the role of physical activity on novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease, especially circulating angiogenic cells.

Advisor : Dr. James Hagberg

Lo, Li-Chuan

Doctoral Student, Kinesiology

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(301) 405-2574
2307 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Introduction : Li-Chuan is a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Kinesiology and currently working with Dr. Hatfield in the Cognitive Motor Neuroscience lab. She is interested in the emotional impacts on brain dynamics and precision motor performance by utilizing psychophysiological methods. She received her B.S. in physical education and M.S. in exercise and sport science in Taiwan and had several years of working experience with children in elementary school.

Advisor : Dr. Brad Hatfield

Logan, David

Research Assistant, Kinesiology

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(301) 405-2574
2307 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Sensorimotor Integration

Introduction : David Logan is a Research Assistant in the Department of Kinesiology and is enrolled in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program.

Advisor : John Jeka, PhD

Lab Affiliations :

Jeka Lab Department of Kinesiology, UMD College Park, MD, USA; Lacquaniti Lab, Department of Neuromotor Physiology IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia Rome, Italy

Lopes, Victor

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

Maier, Julie  

GA, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Research Focus : Feminist Cultural Studies, Social Injustices and Inequalities, Sport and Cultural Studies

Advisor : Dr. Shannon Jette

Manger, Travis

GA, Kinesiology

Mazala, Davi A

PhD Student, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Aging, Exercise and Genomics, Molecular Aspects of Exercise

Introduction : I'm a first year PhD student working in the Molecular Systems lab.

Advisor : Dr. Eva Chin

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McBean, James

Doctoral Student, Kinesiology

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2132

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Research Focus : Sociology of Sport, Health, and Physical Activity, Sport and Cultural Studies

Mower, Ron

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

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2132 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Introduction : I am a doctoral student in the Physical Cultural Studies program, located seamlessly within the department of Kinesiology and School of Public Health.

Advisor : Dr. David L. Andrews

Nicewonger, Christine  

NIH Pre-doctoral Fellow, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology, Exercise Intervention, Integrative Exercise Biology, Molecular Aspects of Exercise, Physical Activity Intervention

Advisor : Dr. Hagberg

Oh, Hyuk  

Graduate Research Assistant, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Introduction : Hyuk is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Kinesiology.

Advisor : Dr. Jose L. Contreras-Vidal

Oldham, Jessica

Doctoral Student, Kinesiology

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0116 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Aging, Exercise Psychophysiology, Sport Psychology

Advisor : Brad Hatfield

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Prashad, Shikha  

Doctoral Student, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Computational Motor Neuroscience, Movement Disorders, Neural Modeling

Introduction : I am a PhD student in the Neuroscience & Cognitive Science program and a graduate assistant in the Department of Kinesiology.

Advisor : Dr. Jane Clark

Affiliations :

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program

Rick, Oliver James Collard  

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

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Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Research Focus : Social Injustices and Inequalities, Sociology of Sport, Health, and Physical Activity, Sport and Cultural Studies

Advisor : Dr. Andrews

Russell , Bartlett

Graduate Research Assistant, Kinesiology

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301-405-2572
0222 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Saffer, Mark  

Doctoral Student, Kinesiology

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(301) 405-2574
2307 SPH Bldg.

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Introduction : Mark Saffer is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Kinesiology.

Sapp, Ryan

Research Assistant, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology

Advisor : Dr. Hagberg

Smith, Theresa

GA, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Research Focus : Exercise Psychophysiology

Advisor : Dr. J. Carson Smith

Lab Affiliations :

Exercise and Brain Health Lab

Tan, Ying Ying  

GA, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Cognitive Motor Neuroscience

Advisor : Dr. Hatfield

Tredway, Kristi

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

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0228 SPH

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Research Focus : Feminist Cultural Studies, Social Injustices and Inequalities, Sport and Cultural Studies

Introduction : I am a doctoral student in Physical Cultural Studies. My area of research is women's sports. For my dissertation I will be focusing on women's professional tennis.

Advisor : Dr. Damion Thomas

Affiliations :

Graduate Certificate student, Critical Theory; Graduate certificate student, Women's Studies

Valencia, Ana Patricia  

Doctoral Student / Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Molecular Aspects of Exercise

Introduction : I am working under Dr. Espen Spangenburg to investigate the effects of ovarian hormones on adipose and hepatic tissue metabolism in female mice.

Advisor : Espen E. Spangenburg, Ph.D

Venezia, Andrew

Doctoral Student, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Exercise Physiology

Research Focus : Exercise and Genomics

Advisor : Steve Roth

Weiss, Lauren  

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

Wiest, Amber Lynn

Teaching Assistant, Kinesiology

Research Areas : Physical Cultural Studies

Research Focus : Qualitative Research Design and Methods, Social Injustices and Inequalities, Sociology of Sport, Health, and Physical Activity, Sport and Cultural Studies

Introduction : Teaching Assistant in KNES 293-History of Sport In America, KNES 287-Sport in American Society, and instructs KNES 157O-Intermediate Weight Training

Advisor : Dr. David L. Andrews