Nathaniel Jenkins, Ph.D.
|Degree:||PhD, Exercise Physiology and Nutrition|
|Broad Expertise/Interests:||Non-invasive assessment of neuromuscular function and motor unit behavior, acute and chronic neuromuscular responses to resistance training and chronic neuromuscular responses to aging, the physiological effects of conditions characterized by low-grade systemic inflammation, the effects of nutrition and dietary supplementation on health and human performance across the age-span|
|Equipment/Techniques:||Minimally Invasive Neuromuscular Testing (Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, TMS, Surface and Needle EMG, EMG signal decomposition for study of motor unit behavior, mechanomyography; near infrared spectroscopy); Phlebotomy (and some blood processing/analyses); Post-prandial responses; flow-mediated dilation; Body composition; Nutritional assessments; Exercise and nutritional interventions|
|Seeking Collaborators with Skill Sets:||Ability to assess common, functional genetic polymorphisms in humans from blood or saliva samples; epigenetics|
|Funding in the Last Three Years:||
Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity (CIRCA) COBRE; American Heart Association; NSCAF; Stepan Lipid Nutrition