Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory

The Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory investigates the molecular and cellular basis of metabolic disease and lifestyle interventions. We employ sophisticated techniques to evaluate the role of lipids, mitochondria and various cellular processes in the development of skeletal muscle insulin resistance.

Children & Youth with Disabilities Lab

The Children and Youth with Disabilities Lab is focused on improving quality of life for children and youth with and without disabilities through physical activity.


Psychosocial Physical Activity Laboratory (2PLAY)

The Psychosocial Physical Activity Laboratory (2PLAY) research foci include how to increase access to play, physical activity, and sport in children and adolescents, and how to leverage play, physical activity, and sport, to promote social-emotional development in children and adolescents.

Human Performance Lab

The Human Performance Lab research interests include exercise energy metabolism, athletic performance, and body composition.

Biomechanics Laboratory

The Biomechanics Laboratory focuses on clinical and ergonomic applications of biomechanics and motor control, with an emphasis on injury prevention. Both experimental and modeling approaches are used.

Skeletal Biology Laboratory (SBL)

The Skeletal Biology Laboratory is dedicated to improving bone health and reducing osteoporosis-related fractures. The laboratory focuses on underlying mechanisms that govern the regulation of bone growth and homeostasis.

Disability and Mobility Do-it-Yourself Co-Op

The Disability and Mobility Do-it-Yourself Co-Op is dedicated to the design, prototyping, and testing of toy-based technologies and the development and implementation of play-based experiences that promote mobility and play.

Sports Injury Prevention Research Group

The Sports Injury Prevention Research Group utilizes cutting-edge instrumentation to identify factors that can be targeted in athletes/patients to prevent injury and improve performance.