Guest Speaker: Dr. Chris McNeil , Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBCO
Host: Dr. Tim Inglis
Dr. Chris McNeil has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBCO since 2012. Prior to that, he completed a PhD at The University of Western Ontario in London under the supervision of Dr. Charles Rice followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Neuroscience Research Australia (formerly Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute) in Sydney under the supervision of Prof. Simon Gandevia and Dr. Janet Taylor.
Dr. McNeil’s research is directed at describing and understanding neuromuscular function using a systems-level approach in humans. The approach focuses on elucidating the relationship between neural control and muscle function during static and dynamic contractions. The principal techniques in his lab include isometric and dynamic muscle function (i.e., strength and power), surface and intramuscular electromyography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, as well as transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the corticospinal tract and peripheral nervous system. Models used to explore questions in this field include aging, fatigue, sex and hypoxia.