mfllogo2The Muscle Function + Locomotion Lab is dedicated to understanding the biomechanics and energetics of legged locomotion.

We are interested in discovering how humans and other animals move, and why they move the way they do. We have three primary research foci: 1) in vivo muscle function; 2) the biomechanical determinants of locomotor energy cost; 3) locomotor optimization. We undertake basic research, both in humans and using a comparative approach. Our basic research informs clinical- and health-focused studies. We are particularly open to the possibilities that arise at the intersection of disciplines (e.g. in vivo muscle experiments and computational modelling).