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Michael WR Holmes

Mike Holmes is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Mechanics and Ergonomics at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Mike completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) and a Master of Science (MSc. Biomechanics) from Memorial University. He obtained a PhD in Biomechanics from McMaster University and completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Waterloo.

Combining neuroscience and biomechanics, his work aims to better understand how people become injured at work. The focus of his research program is to better understand work-related upper extremity disorders by identifying mechanisms of injury and pain related to the neuromuscular and biomechanical properties of muscles and ligaments. Using laboratory based techniques, including electromyography, motion capture, electrical stimulation, medical imaging and computer modelling, his fundamental approach leads to workplace applications and investigations.

Justin WL Keogh

A/Prof Keogh's primary research interests focus on the role of muscular hypertrophy, strength and power in functional performance; and how to optimise the transfer from training via motor learning principles. Portions of this research focus on strength and power sports such as strongman, powerlifting, rugby and Australian rules football. Considerable research also focuses on older adults with chronic diseases/geriatric conditions e.g. cancer and sarcopenia, with prostate cancer and residential aged care (nursing homes) being a focus. Some of the older adult research also uses quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine the perceived barriers, facilitators, risks and benefits of exercise in these chronic disease groups.

David Levine

David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, Diplomate ABPTS, CCRP, Cert. DN
Dr. Levine is a Professor and the Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an adjunct professor at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he is board certified as a specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also certified in dry needling. Dr. Levine has been working and conducting research in many areas with an emphasis in veterinary physical rehabilitation and is co-director of the University of Tennessee certificate program in canine rehabilitation. He is a co-editor of multiple books including “Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy”, “Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats”, and Gait Analysis: An Introduction. He continues to practice in canine rehabilitation and human physical therapy in addition to his University position. He has presented at over 100 conferences, and has lectured in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Levine has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals with over 75 publications. His latest research focuses on bacterial contamination in medical equipment, animal assisted therapy, and laser to improve muscle endurance.

Gerald Mangine

Dr. Mangine recieved his doctorate from the University of Central Florida under the guidance of Dr. Jay Hoffman and Dr. Jeffrey Stout. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management at Kennesaw State University. His primary research focus is on resistance training adaptations and predicting sports performance.

Grant B McClelland

Professor of Biology at McMaster University, President of the Canadian Society of Zoologists (2019-2020).

My research focuses on the ontogeny, phenotypic plasticity and evolution of muscle metabolism - important for locomotion, thermogenesis, and whole-body metabolic homeostasis. I use mechanistic and evolutionary physiology approaches, and take advantage of "experiments in nature" by studying species that thrive in extreme environments such as high altitude. I do applied research on the impacts of changing temperature, low oxygen, and pollution on the physiology of fishes.

Michelle Ploughman

Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation, Neuroplasticity and Brain Recovery, Dr. Ploughman is a recognized expert in neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation in stroke and multiple sclerosis. Her research focuses on the effects of aerobic exercise, intensive training paradigms and lifestyle habits on the brain challenged by injury, disease and aging. Dr. Ploughman continues to practice as a neurological physiotherapist in St John’s and her Recovery and Performance Laboratory is located in the Rehabilitation Research Unit (RRUNL), L.A. Miller Centre, St. John’s NL, Canada.

Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo

Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo, PhD, is a sport scientist at the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile. He also works as an Associate Researcher with the Division of Exercise Physiology, MEDS Clinic, Santiago, Chile. Rodrigo completed his Bachelor of Physical Education at the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos and his MSc of Exercise Physiology at the School of Health Sciences, Universidad Andres Bello. Following his MSc he completed a PhD at the Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarre, Navarre, Spain. His PhD studies focused on the effects of plyometric training on muscular power and endurance performance of athletes, with special emphasis on variables that might mediate the effects of plyometric training in young soccer players. Following his PhD he continued studying the effects of plyometric training in other groups of athletes, especially adult soccer players, in the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos. Rodrigo currently maintains a wide spectrum of research interests in sport science, mainly related with strength and conditioning, testing and measurement, exercise physiology, pediatric and geriatric exercise science, rehabilitation, body composition and biomechanics.

Kenichi Shibuya

Associate Professor of Niigata University of Heath and Welfare in the Department of Health and Nutrition.

Researching topics such as: the Impact of exercise and physical activity on cognitive function, and on vascular health; the Impact of Flavors on taste perceptions; the Impact of Chewing on cerebral activation and Cognition; the Impact of Colors on taste perceptions

Jesus Vera

Professor of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Granada, Spain.

Most of my research is focused on the effects of physical activity on the health status, mainly for the prevention and management of different cardiovascular and ocular
diseases. Currently researching Optometry, Sports Medicine, Sport Psychology and Neuropsychology.

Zachary Zenko

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Bakersfield. Co-Chair, Society for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology.

Dr. Zenko is interested in promoting physical activity and exercise behavior, and reducing sedentary behavior. Dr. Zenko's work has focused on (a) making the experience of physical activity and exercise more pleasant and enjoyable, (b) understanding decision-making processes that influence physical activity and exercise behavior, and (c) understanding automatic associations with exercise (sometimes called "implicit associations" or "implicit attitudes").

Wenbing Zhao

My primary expertise is in the field of dependable distributed system where I have published extensively on Byzantine fault tolerance, intrusion tolerance, replication, and distributed consensus. My secondary expertise, which is also what I find extremely exciting currently, is in the field of smart and connected healthcare with particular interest in human motion recognition, human computer interface, computer vision, machine learning, and fuzzy Inference.

Li Zuo

Assistant Professor, Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), and Director of Molecular Physiology and Rehabilitation Research Lab at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine.