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Applied Research in Muscular Simulation

   
Zachary Riley

Zachary Riley, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Valparaiso University
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Northwestern University
345 E Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Phone: (312)-238 1416
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Detailed resume in pdf format

 

Scientific Education

Ball State University. BS, 2002, Exercise Science
Ball State University. MS, 2004, Clinical Biomechanics
University of Colorado. PhD, 2008, Neurophysiology of Movement

Postions and Employment

2008-present: Research Associate, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Honors

2-time Verizon Academic All-American, NCAA Track and Field, Ball State University
Awarded Ball State University Graduate Student Grant, 2003; Amount $500
American College of Sports Medicine Foundation Research Grant, 2007; Amount $5000
Finalist, New Investigator Award (Canadian Society for Biomechanics)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST)

Membership in Professional Societies

Member of the American Physiological Society
Member of the International Society of Biomechanics
Member of the Society for Neuroscience
Member of the American College of Sports Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. K.S. Maluf, B.K. Barry, Z.A. Riley, and R.M. Enoka. Reflex responsiveness of a human hand muscle when controlling isometric force and joint position. Clin Neurophysiol 118(9): 2063-71, 2007.
  2. 2. Z.A. Riley, A.H. Maerz, J.C. Litsey, and R.M. Enoka. Motor unit recruitment in human biceps brachii during sustained voluntary contractions. Journal of Physiology, 586(8): 2183-2193, 2008.
  3. 3. Z.A. Riley, M.E. Terry, A.M. Villanueva, J.C. Litsey, and R.M. Enoka. Motor unit recruitment and bursts of activity in the surface electromyogram during a sustained contraction. Muscle and Nerve, In Press.
  4. 4. B.K. Barry, Z.A. Riley, M.A. Pascoe, and R.M. Enoka. A spinal pathway contributing to the modulation of elbow flexor activity. Submitted.
  5. 5. Z.A. Riley, S. Baudry, and R.M. Enoka. Reflex inhibition in human biceps brachii decreases with practice of a fatiguing contraction. Submitted
  6. 6. A.M. Villanueva, Z.A. Riley, and T. Rudroff. Recovery time between intermittent contractions influences the sites of impairment with muscle fatigue. Submitted.

Abstracts

  1. B.K. Barry, M.A. Pascoe, Z.A. Riley, S. Riek, R.G. Carson, and R.M. Enoka. Neural constraints on functional distinction within m. biceps brachii. Progress in Motor Control IV Pennsylvania State University, August 17-20, 2005.
  2. K.S. Maluf, Z.A. Riley, M.K. Anderson, B.K. Barry, S.S. Aidoor, and R.M. Enoka. Effects of load type on electrically and mechanically evoked reflexes in a human hand muscle. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts #515.16 2005.
  3. K.S. Maluf, Z.A. Riley, M.K. Anderson, B.K. Barry, S.S. Aidoor, and R.M. Enoka. Heteronymous reflexes in the primary agonist are enhanced when supporting an inertial load APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 2006.
  4. Z.A. Riley, B.K. Barry, M.A. Pascoe, and R.M. Enoka. Task dependent modulation of afferent feedback within biceps brachii. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 38: S000, 2006.
  5. M.A. Pascoe, B.K. Barry, Z.A. Riley, and R.M. Enoka. Radial nerve inhibition onto the biceps brachii is independent of the functional nerve branch. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 38: S000, 2006.
  6. Z.A. Riley, B.K. Barry, M.A. Pascoe, and R.M. Enoka. Forearm posture and reflex inhibition from brachioradialis onto motor units in biceps brachii. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts #656.3 2006.
  7. Z.A. Riley, M.E. Terry, A.M. Villanueva, J.C. Litsey, and R.M. Enoka. Detecting the transient recruitment of motor units in the surface electromyogram during a sustained contraction. American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, 2007. (Podium Presentation)
  8. A. Mendez-Villanueva, T. Rudroff, Z.A. Riley, and R.M. Enoka. Recovery time between intermittent contractions influences the rate of increase in motor unit activity and the time to task failure. European College of Sports Science. Annual Congress in Jyväskylä, Finland, 2007
  9. Z.A. Riley, A.H. Maerz, J.C. Litsey, D. Mani, and R.M. Enoka. Tonic and transient motor unit recruitment during sustained voluntary contractions. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts #621.5 2007.
  10. Z.A. Riley, R.M. Enoka. Adjustments in motor unit activity during sustained submaximal contractions. IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience Satellite Meeting, 2007.

 

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