Neuromuscular Physiology, Plasticity, and Performance Laboratory
About the Lab
The Neuromuscular Physiology, Plasticity, and Performance (NP3) Laboratory in the Exercise & Nutrition Research Group (ENRG USA) at the University of South Alabama conducts research to further understand the function of the human neuromuscular system and its response to various interventions. Broadly, our research focuses on the:
- Function & structure of the human neuromuscular system (Physiology)
- Adaptability of the human neuromuscular system (Plasticity)
- Exercise capacity of the human neuromuscular system (Performance)
Our state-of-the-art laboratory primarily utilizes non-invasive measures to further understand the human neuromuscular system under various physiological conditions. These assessments include:
- Motor Unit Decomposition & Surface Electromyography (sEMG)
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
- Force Plate & Load Cells
- Maximal Strength Testing & Force-Velocity Profiling
Our projects often include additional biochemical, vascular, and body composition assessments in collaboration with other laboratories within the Exercise & Nutrition Research Group and the University of South Alabama Whiddon College of Medicine.
Join Our Team
Our faculty are always interested in hearing from potential students! Feel free to reach out to associated faculty listed on the Exercise Science and Performance Nutrition Ph.D. webpage.
Undergraduate students looking to get involved with the lab should reach out to Exercise Science faculty to inquire about research opportunities.