Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance All-Hands Meeting

Research Presentations

These presentations share the latest discoveries in human performance and highlight the breadth of research being conducted across the entire Alliance.

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TRACK 1 | Molecular Athlete & Novel Approaches to Performance Assessment
Location: Y2E2 300
Moderators: Andrew Fry & Malene Lindholm

1:30pm – 2:25pm MOLECULAR ATHLETE
Mechanisms Underlying Divergent Relationships between Ca2+ and YAP/TAX Signaling
Ali Khalilimeybodi | UC San Diego
A Large Class of Secreted Mammalian Peptides with Potential to Expand Cell-cell Communication
Amanda Wiggenhorn | Stanford University
Regional and Sex Specific Differences in Tibialis Anterior Gene Expression after an Acute Bout of High Force Isometric Contractions in Mice
Casey Sexton | University of Florida
Molecular Networks Underlying Endurance Training-induced Adaptations in Men and Women
John Hawley | Boston Children’s Hospital
Molecular Predictors of Resistance Training Outcomes in Young Untrained Female Adults
Morgan Smith | Stanford University
Optimizing Training: The Molecular and Physiological Effects of High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Vs. Moderate-intensity Continuous Training (MICT)
Aubrey Roberts | Stanford University
More Flexed Knee Is Associated with a Higher Loading of Anterior Cruciate Ligament During the Golf Swing
Sung Eun Kim | Stanford University
Effect of Graded Running on Joint Work Asymmetry in Recreational Runners
Rachel Robinson | University of Oregon
A Generalized Equation for Predicting Maximal Oxygen Consumption in Treadmill Exercise Testing, Results from the Fitness Registry and the Importance of Exercise National Database (FRIEND)
Everton Santana | School of Medicine, Stanford University
Analyses of Computerized ECG Measurements Supporting the Biological Plausibility of the Pathological Significance of ST Measurements in Asymptomatic Athletes
Samuel Montalvo | Stanford University
Behind the Scenes of the Development of the IOC REDs Clinical Assessment Tool: Canadian Cohort
Ida Heikura | University of Victoria

TRACK 2 | Innovative Technology for Performance 1 & 2
Location: Shriram Tea Room
Moderators: Michael Hahn & Akshay Chaudhari

Predicting Circadian Phase From Wrist-Worn Wearables
Lara Weed | Stanford University
Establishing Platform Fabrication Technologies for 3D Organoid Structures
Patrick Hall | University of Oregon
Sensitivity of Bi-Exponential UTE-T2* Mapping to Tendon Laxity
Ananya Goyal | Stanford University
NeMo: 3D Neural Motion Fields from Multiple Video Instances of the Same Action
Kuan-Chieh (Jackson) Wang | Stanford University
Automatic Landmarking and Measurement of 3D Body Scans with the Aid of Machine Learning
Ahmed Baruwa | University of Oregon
Improve Accuracy and Data Efficiency of IMU-Driven Biomechanical Assessment via Self-Supervised Contrastive Learning
Tian Tan | Stanford University
Using DXA Body Composition for Predictive Resting Energy Expenditure Equations: Accuracy of the Watson Equation Developed for Collegiate Female Athletes
Jessica Provost | University of Kansas
The Swing Performance Index: Developing a Single-Score Index of Golf Swing Rotational Biomechanics Quantified with 3D Kinematics
Joanne Zhou | Stanford University
Evaluating the Use of a Smartphone-Based Motion Capture System for Movement Quality Screening
Rebecca Gow | UC San Diego
Quantitative MRI Assessment of Bone Stress Injuries, Recovery and Return to Sport
Feliks Kogan | Stanford University
Optimizing Heart Rate Recovery Measurement after Maximal Exercise Using Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines
Yair Blumberg | Stanford University
Soft Sensing Devices for Medical Applications
Arielle Berman | Stanford University

TRACK 3 | Injury Prevention and Recovery & Muscle and Tendon
Location: Spilker 232
Moderators: Andrew McCulloch & Reed Gurchiek

Validation of a Marker Cluster-Based Scapula Estimation Approach for High Ranges of Motion
Jennifer Maier | Stanford University
Delivery of MSC-Derived Extracellular Vesicles through Targeted Lesion Binding PEG-4MAL Microparticles — A Treatment Modality for Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis
Sruthi Ranganathan | University of Oregon
Individual-Specific Associations Between Head Impact Kinematics and Acute Symptoms Changes Resulting From Boxing Sparring: An Exploratory Study
Enora Le Flao | Stanford University
Early Resistance Rehabilitation to Enhance Functional Regeneration of Femoral Bone Injuries
Kylie Williams | Knight Campus, University of Oregon
Development of a Multifunctional Hydrogel Platform for Investigating and Enhancing Muscle Regeneration
Alycia Galindo | Knight Campus, University of Oregon
Injury and Illness Surveillance at the 2022 World Rowing Beach Sprints Championships
Joseph DeLeo | University of Kansas
2:35pm – 3:30pm MUSCLE AND TENDON
Diffusion Tensor Imaging Parameters Predict Quadriceps Strength in Younger and Older Healthy Adults
Yael Vainberg | Stanford University
Single-nucleus Methylation Assay Reveal Differential Methylation across Active and Sedentary Mice within Muscle Cell Types
Manoj Hariharan | The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Traditional Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull System vs. Portable Dual-Handle Device: A Comparative Analysis
Drake Eserhaut | University of Kansas
The Effect of Touchdown Configuration on Top Sprinting Speed: A Simulation Study
Nicos Haralabidis | Stanford University
3D Musculoskeletal Model of Bipedal Locomotion in the Jerboa
Yasser Abdelrahman | University of California, San Diego
Effects of Varying Oxygen Concentrations on Vascular Growth In Vitro
Samuel Lester | Knight Campus, University of Oregon

TRACK 4 | Cognitive Performance and Mental Health & Female Athlete
Location: Shriram 262
Moderators: Hannah O’Day & Emily Kraus

Assessment of Mental Resilience in Female Athletes
Tiffany Stewart | Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Leveraging Mindsets to Improve Physical Activity Engagement
Melissa Boswell | Stanford University
Female Athlete Sleep, Heart Rate Variability, Respiratory Rate, and Resilience
Miriam Rowan | Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Quantifying the Effect of Visual Impairments on Daily Household Activities in Virtual, Interactive Environments
Ruohan Zhang | Stanford University
The Role of Mindsets in Health, Well-Being and Burnout among Elite College Students
Jason Kaul | Stanford University
2:35pm – 3:30pm FEMALE ATHLETE
Defining Research Priorities for Athletes Returning to Sport and Performance in the Postpartum Period
Fiona Wilson | Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Sex Differences in Tissue Transcriptome Response to 8 Weeks of Voluntary Wheel Running in Young Male and Female Mice
Geraldine Maier | The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Study Designs for Research on the Female Athlete
Louise Burke | Australian Catholic University
Acute Fatigue Alters Musculotendinous Stiffness in a Sex-Dependent Manner
Austin Ricci | University of Oregon
Using Smartwatch Data to Reduce Injury and Quantify Menstrual Cycle Effects to Improve Performance
Sarah Johnson & Maya Shetty | Stanford University
How Data Science Can Help Dispel the Shrink It and Pink It PPE Design Culture
Susan Sokolowski & Jacob Searcy | University of Oregon

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