Roger M. Enoka
||This biographical article is written like a résumé. (September 2013)|
|Roger M. Enoka
Dr. Enoka at a lab journal club in 2008
|Born||Roger Maro Enoka
April 7, 1949
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|
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". Professor Enoka has an h-index of 47 as of November 17, 2012.
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.
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
In May 2010, Dr. Enoka was inducted into the University of Otago, School of Physical Education Wall of Fame.
In July 2011, Dr. Enoka gave the Muybridge Keynote Lecture at the International Society for Biomechanics Meeting, held in Brussels, Belgium.
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.
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|
|Tim Noteboom||1997 - 2000||Acute Stressors Activate the Arousal Response and Impair Performance of Simple Motor Tasks||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||9|
|Kevin Keenan||2000 - 2005||The Surface Electromyogram as an Index of Activity in a Population of Motor Units||4|
|Carol Mottram||2000 - 2005||Neural Mechanisms Contributing to Muscle Fatigue in Humans||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||5|
|Adam Marmon||2005 - 2009||The Influence of Arousal, Age, and Practice on Steadiness and Hand Function||2|
|Mark Jesunathadas||2005 - 2009||Associations Between Movement and Properties of Motor Neurons and Muscles||2|
|Mike Pascoe||2007 - 2010||Age-Associated Differences in Discharge Rate Modulation of Human Motor Units||5|
|Matt Holmes||2007 - 2012||Age-Associated Changes in the Modulation of Afferent Feedback During Voluntary Actions||1|
|Jamie Justice||2008 - 2013||Motor Function: Measurement, Translation, and the Effects of Age||1|
|Jeff Gould||2010 -||0|
Post Doctoral Fellows
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|
- List of Integrative Physiology Faculty
- Dr. Enoka's Lab Webpage
- Neurobiology of muscle fatigue, JAP, 1992
- ISI Web of Knowledge
- Abstract in Comprehensive Physiology
- Profile on the University of Otago Wall of Fame
- ISB 2011 Keynote Speaker Information
- ACSMS 2012 Keynote Speaker Information
- Doug Laidlaw's Dissertation Abstract on ProQuest
- Tim Noteboom's Dissertation Abstract on ProQuest
- Kurt Kornatz's Dissertation Abstract on ProQuest
- Kevin Keenan's Dissertation Abstract on ProQuest
- Carol Mottram's Dissertation Abstract on ProQuest
- Zach Riley's Dissertation Abstract on ProQuest
- Adam Marmon's Dissertation Abstract on ProQuest
- Mark Jesunathadas' Dissertation Abstract on ProQuest
- Mike Pascoe's Dissertation Abstract on ProQuest
- Matt Holmes' Dissertation Abstract on ProQuest
- Recent Publications on PubMed
- Roger Enoka on NeuroTree
- CU Faculty Focus with Roger Enoka
- Lecture titled 'Neural Adaptations with Chronic Activity Patterns in Able-Bodied Humans'
- Paris Motor Neuron Meeting Lecture titled 'Discharge characteristics of motor units at recruitment during sustained contractions differ for young and old humans' co-authored with Mike Pascoe