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Dr. Evangelos Christou and Dr. Basma Yacoubi, both of the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology in the College of Health & Human Performance, University of Florida (USA), will visit Delsys on Friday November 2nd to present their research.

Seminar Title: Multi-motor unit activity and the control of motor output in health and disease

In this presentation, Dr. Christou and Dr. Yacoubi will focus on how the activation of multiple motor units alters the control of the motor output for the following experiments:

  1. concentric and eccentric contractions in healthy adults;
  2. reaction time of older adults;
  3. steadiness in essential tremor.

About Dr. Evangelos A. Christou
Dr. Evangelos A. ChristouEvangelos A Christou, Ph.D. is currently a Professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Christou directs the Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory at UF and teaches courses on neuromuscular control and learning. Prior to joining the University of Florida he was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University (2006-2010) and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Colorado, Boulder (2004-2006).


About Dr. Basma Yacoubi
Basma Yacoubi, Ph.D. is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Yacoubi obtained her Ph.D in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and went on to receive postdoctoral training in Genetics and Bioinformatics, both at the University of Florida. Since then, Dr. Yacoubi has joined the Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory, with the goal of transferring her basic genetic training into human diseases.