Lindsey Lepley, PhD
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology (Principal Investigator)
My research interests center around finding therapeutic approaches capable of combating the negative neuromuscular effects that occur follow traumatic joint injury. The long-term goal of this research is to identify intervention strategies capable of deterring the presence and/or progression of traumatic osteoarthritis. To accomplish this, I conduct translational mechanistic research experiments wherein I utilize both animal (rodents) and human models in order to promote advances in traumatic osteoarthritis research. I am currently studying the effects of ACL injury on neuromuscular function in a rodent model, and the ability of exercise to promote muscle and joint health. Past research experiences include studying the effects of eccentric exercise and electrical stimulation on recovery of muscle function following ACL reconstruction, evaluating the impact of muscle inhibition on persistent muscle weakness, and the consequences of muscle weakness on knee joint biomechanics.
2008-2009 Master of Education in Kinesiology; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2010-2014 Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow; University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY