Three researchers from the Faculty of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education were awarded Operating Grants in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) most recent competition. CIHR funds research leading to improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system.
Dr. Dilson Rassier: “The role of protein arginylation in skeletal muscles”
This grant investigates the complex nature of muscle contraction by using highly advanced technology to examine muscle force at the molecular level.
Dr. Russell Hepple: “Mechanisms of motor unit protection by exercise training in aging muscle”
This research examines the cellular mechanisms at play in the relationship between regular endurance exercise training and the slowing of age-related loss of muscle mass and function.
Dr. Ted Milner: “Resting-state network analysis of sensorimotor processing during the formation of memory in the human brain”
Dr. Milner uses a novel technique to examine how functional connections in the brain change while learning and recalling a new skill.