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Lab Personnnel

Brennan Thompson Portrait

Lab Director

Brennan Thompson

Office Location: HPER 146


Brennan Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. Dr. Thompson received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Weber State University followed by his master’s in Human Movement Science at Utah State University in 2008. He completed his doctoral degree at Oklahoma State University in Applied Exercise Physiology in 2013. Prior to returning to Utah State, Dr. Thompson was a faculty at Texas Tech University where he also co-directed the human performance and muscular assessment laboratories. He is the director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory at USU. His research encompasses physiological- and performance-based aspects of neuromuscular function which includes elucidating physiological causes and effects of neuromuscular fatigue, adaptations and beneficial health outcomes of strength training, and discovering optimal strategies to improve neuromuscular health and function in occupational and aging populations.

Research Collaborators and Expert Consultants

Eric J. Sobolewski, Furman University
Trent J. Herda, University of Kansas
Ryan M. Thiele, Kansas State University