Volunteer Opportunities


The Muscle Biology and Imaging Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst regularly seeks individuals to participate in research studies. View current volunteer opportunities.

Awards and Honors


View awards and honors received by MBIL graduate students.

MBIL Alumni


Doctoral students from the Muscle Biology and Imaging lab have gone onto prestigious positions at top research institutions across the country. View our alumni.

Department and College


Honors

Scholarships and Awards

NEACSM David N. Camaione Doctoral Scholarship

Eric S. Rawson 2000
Steve Sayers 2001
Monica J. Hubal 2002
Maria Urso 2003
Kim Sewright Reich 2007

NEACSM Mark Connolly Memorial Masters Scholarship

Amy Kearns 2003
Robert Hyldahl 2007

NEACSM Minority Scholarship

Cynthia Chi 2003

NEACSM Student Investigator Award

Eric S. Rawson 1999
Monica J. Hubal 2002
Cynthia Chi 2003
Karen Riska 2004
Maria Urso 2005
Kim Sewright Reich 2006
Kevin O’Fallon 2007
Karen Riska 2009

SPHHS Research Day

Monica J. Hubal 2nd place 2001
Monica J. Hubal 1st place 2002
Maria Urso 2nd place 2003
Amy Kearns 3rd place 2003
Maria Urso 2nd place 2004
Maria Urso 1st place 2005
Monica Hubal Spec. Recog. 2006
Maria Urso Spec. Recog. 2006
Kevin O’Fallon 2009

Specialist Jeremy Bouffard Memorial Scholarship

Kevin O’Fallon 2007

Fellowships

American Federation of Aging

Eric S. Rawson
Maria Urso

Career Related Experience in Science and Technology Program (CREST) Appointment

Kevin O’Fallon

NIH Doctoral Graduate Fellowships

Monica J. Hubal

UMass Space Grant Fellowship

Robert Hyldahl

University Graduate Fellowships

Steve Sayers
Monica J. Hubal
Cynthia Chi
Mariko Tansey-Holbrook
Maria Urso
Robert Hyldahl

Grants

American College of Sports Medicine

Eric S. Rawson
Steve Sayers
Joo Hyung Lee
Monica J. Hubal
Maria Urso
Amy Kearns
Cynthia Chi
Mariko Tansey-Holbrook
Karen Riska
Kim Sewright Reich

American College of Sports Medicine  Foundation NASA Research Initiative Grant

Robert Hyldahl

American College of Sports Medicine Foundation NASA Space Physiology Research Grant Initiative

Nina Moore
Kim Sewright Reich

Baystate/Umass Collaborative Biomedical Research Program

Amy Kearns

Gatorade Sport Science Institute

Eric S. Rawson
Joo Hyung Lee
Maria Urso

Muscle Response Research

Activation of NF-kb in cells outside the myofiber boundary, 3h following eccentric exercise (ECC). A. Confocal images of triple stained 10µm sections from a representative ECC sample for dystrophin (dys=blue), the p-65 subunit of NF-kb (p65=green) and nuclei (topro3=red). White square in merged image denotes the boundaries of the inset image. Scale bar in top 3 images and merged image = 20µm; scale bar in inset image = 10µm. Read the abstract.

Resistance Exercise and Cancer

Dr. Clarkson's research on resistance exercise during breast cancer treatment is featured in Medical Hypothesis, a journal of theoretical papers in the biomedical sciences. Read the abstract.

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that can develop unexpectedly under supervised conditions. Dr. Clarkson's 2009 paper in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examines a case of rhabdomyolysis in a healthy, fit 18-year-old placekicker following a supervised practice session led by the team's strength and conditioning coach. Following eight days of hospitalization with intravenous fluids, the patient recovered without complications. View the full abstract.