Faculty

Stuart M. Phillips Ph.D.

Director of PACE

My research program has, at its centre, the following research question: what factors serve to maintain, increase, or decrease skeletal muscle mass?
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Maureen J. MacDonald Ph.D.

Our blood vessels play an important role in transporting blood to and from all of the tissues of our body. My research focuses on the role that physical activity plays in altering arterial structure and function.
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Audrey L. Hicks Ph.D.

Associate Director/Faculty Advisor

My research focus is on exercise rehabilitation, with a specific focus on people with mobility impairments resulting from either spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis.
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Gianni Parise Ph.D.

My research focuses on skeletal muscle growth and adaptation that requires the contribution of a unique population of cells known as muscle stems (or satellite cells).
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Jennifer Heisz Ph.D.

Associate Director/Faculty Advisor

My research program examines the interplay between brain and body fitness in the promotion of health.
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Steven R. Bray Ph.D.

Associate Director/Faculty Advisor

My research examines social-cognitive factors that influence and are influenced by participation in physical activity. Current interests include self-perceptions such as self-efficacy, perceived control, self-regulation, and self-determination.
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Martin J. Gibala Ph.D.

My research examines the regulation of skeletal muscle energy provision. I am particularly interested in the potential for exercise and/or nutrition to induce metabolic adaptations at the molecular and cellular levels in humans.
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Aimee Nelson Ph.D.

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Sensorimotor Control

The purpose of my research is to develop fundamental understanding of the cortical control of the human hand and upper limb.
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Vladimir Ljubicic Ph.D.

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Neuromuscular Plasticity in Health and Disease

Our laboratory investigates mechanisms of neuromuscular maintenance and remodelling with an emphasis on identifying therapeutic targets for neuromuscular system disorders.
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Ada Tang PT, Ph.D.

My research is focused on exercise and cardiovascular health among people with stroke and other neurological conditions, particularly as these relate to cardiovascular risk factors and prevention of cardiovascular disease.
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Staff

Sharlene Louden R. Kin, B.A. Kin

Sharlene is the Community Coordinator and Consulting Kinesiologist for the McMaster Physical Centre for Excellence
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Angelica McQuarrie R.Kin, B.Sc., ACSM-CEP, ACSM/ACS-CET

Angelica McQuarrie is the Registered Kinesiologist for the McMaster Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, the MacSeniors Exercise and Wellness Program, and the MacWarriors Cancer Exercise Program.
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Marianne Longo PT, B.Sc. Kin

Marianne Longo is the Physiotherapist for the MacSenior Exercise and Wellness Program and the McMaster Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
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Dan Zervos MScPT, BScKin

Dan is a physiotherapist currently working with the MacWarriors Cancer Exercise Program, MacSeniors Exercise and Wellness Program, and the MacCardiac Rehabilitation Program.
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Megan Covert MScPT, BScKin

Megan Covert is the Physiotherapist for the MacWheelers and MSFITT Exercise and Wellness Programs
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Julia Di Bussolo B.A., CSEP-CEP

Julia is the PACE Program Assistant and a Certified Exercise Physiologist for the MacWheelers and MSFitt Exercise and Wellness Programs
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