Roger M. Enoka

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Roger M. Enoka
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Dr. Enoka at a lab journal club in 2008
Born Roger Maro Enoka
(1949-04-07) April 7, 1949 (age 65)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Education Dip. P.E. University of Otago
Dip. Teaching Christchurch Teachers' College
M.S. University of Washington
Ph.D. University of Washington
Employer University of Colorado at Boulder
Organization Department of Integrative Physiology
Known for Biomechanics, Fatigue, Aging, Electromyography, Motor Control
Title Professor and Chair
Awards 2004 Presidential Lecture, American College of Sports Medicine

Roger Maro Enoka is professor and chair of the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.[1] He is also the director of the Neurophysiology of Movement Lab.[2]

According to Web of Knowledge, Professor Enoka has 207 published items, which have been cited a total of 7,507 times. His most frequently cited paper (550 citations) is titled "Neurobiology of Muscle Fatigue".[3] Professor Enoka has an h-index of 47 as of November 17, 2012.[4]

Notable publications[edit]

In 2012, Dr. Enoka co-authored a review on the motor unit with C.J. Heckman. This work represents a major contribution as the work was published in Comprehensive Physiology, which is the most authoritative collection of review content ever assembled in the physiological sciences.[5]

To appear in publication in 2013, Dr. Enoka co-authored a chapter in the 5th edition of Principles of Neural Science along with Pearson KG. The chapter is titled "The motor unit and muscle action."

Invited lectures and awards[edit]

In May 2010, Dr. Enoka was inducted into the University of Otago, School of Physical Education Wall of Fame.[6]

In July 2011, Dr. Enoka gave the Muybridge Keynote Lecture at the International Society for Biomechanics Meeting, held in Brussels, Belgium.[7]

On Nov 1, 2012, Dr. Enoka delivered a keynote lecture titled "Adaptations in physical performance from childhood to senescence" at the 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health in Sydney, Australia.[8]

PhD students[edit]

Dr. Enoka has directed 13 doctoral dissertations in the Neurophysiology of Movement Lab and is currently directing an additional two.

Student Name Years Dissertation Title h-index
James Howard 1983 - 1987
Doug Laidlaw 1993 - 2000 Association Between Changes in Muscle Activation and Motor Performance with Advancing Age[9]
Tim Noteboom 1997 - 2000 Acute Stressors Activate the Arousal Response and Impair Performance of Simple Motor Tasks[10] 9
Anna Taylor 1999 - 2003 Responses of a Motor-Unit Population to Patterns of Activation
Kurt Kornatz 1999 - 2004 Motor Unit Activation and Fluctuations in Motor Output in Old Adults[11] 9
Kevin Keenan 2000 - 2005 The Surface Electromyogram as an Index of Activity in a Population of Motor Units[12] 4
Carol Mottram 2000 - 2005 Neural Mechanisms Contributing to Muscle Fatigue in Humans[13] 4
Brach Poston 2002 - 2006 Age-Related Differences in the Accuracy of Goal-Directed Contractions 6
Zach Riley 2004 - 2008 Motor Unit Activity in Human Biceps Brachii During Sustained Contractions[14] 5
Adam Marmon 2005 - 2009 The Influence of Arousal, Age, and Practice on Steadiness and Hand Function[15] 2
Mark Jesunathadas 2005 - 2009 Associations Between Movement and Properties of Motor Neurons and Muscles[16] 2
Mike Pascoe 2007 - 2010 Age-Associated Differences in Discharge Rate Modulation of Human Motor Units[17] 5
Matt Holmes 2007 - 2012 Age-Associated Changes in the Modulation of Afferent Feedback During Voluntary Actions[18] 1
Jamie Justice 2008 - 2013 Motor Function: Measurement, Translation, and the Effects of Age 1
Jeff Gould 2010 - 0

Post Doctoral Fellows[edit]

Dr. Enoka has mentored several post doctoral fellows in the Neurophysiology of Movement Lab, which are listed below.

Fellow Name Years in Lab h-index
John Semmler 1997-2003 20
Brian Tracy 1997-2003 19
Sandra Hunter 1999-2003 19
Evangelos Christou 2000-2006 16
Minoru Shinohara 2000-2006
Chet Moritz 2001-2004 10
Jennifer Jakobi 2001-2002 9
Thorsten Rudroff 2002-2012 7
Katrina Maluf 2002-2005 12
Benjamin Barry 2005-2007 13
Stephane Baudry 2007-2009 9


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