Major areas of recent research

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Funding

Principal investigator

2015
Women’s Health Research Program at Medical College of Wisconsin. “Neuromuscular Function in Women postpartum”

2014-2016
National Institute of Aging R21 [R21 AG0457661] “Motor Function in Older Adults: the Importance of Apolipoprotein-E ?4 Inheritance.”

2014-2017
Way Klingler Fellowship at Marquette University “Neuromuscular Fatigue in People with Type 2 Diabetes”

2011-2014
National Institute of Aging R15 [R15AG039697] “Neuromuscular Fatigue: Sex and Age Differences

2011
Women’s and Gender Studies Collaborative Research Scholarship, Marquette University. “Gender Bias in Exercise Performance: Physiology or Participation”

2010-2012
CTSI Brain Imaging Pilot Grants (Medical College of Wisconsin) “Brain Activation and the Stress Response During Motor Performance in Older Adults

2008-2011
National Institute of Aging R15 [R15AG30730] “Neuromuscular Fatigue in Old Adults”

Co-investigator

2014-2017
National Institute of Health R15 [1R15NS084130] (PI: Hyngstrom A) “Title: Neural Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Fatigue Post Stroke”

2014-2016
National Institute of Health R21 [R21NS088818] (PI: Hyngstrom A) “Impaired Blood Flow and Neuromuscular Fatigue Post Stroke”

2013-2014
Clinical and Translational Science Institute of South East WI Small Pilot Grant (PI: Hyngstrom A) “Effects of Altered Perfusion on Neuromuscular Fatigue and Leg Function Post Stroke”

2011-2011
Clinical and Translational Science Institute of South East WI Small Pilot Grant (PI: Hyngstrom, A) “Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Fatigue Post Stroke”

2010-2011
American Heart Association Clinical Research Program (PI: Hyngstrom, A) “Leg Muscle Fatigue and Motor Function Post Stroke”

2009-2011
CTSI Doctoral Research Grant (Medical College of Wisconsin) “The Influence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Motor Impairment in Veterans”

Honors and awards (from 2005)

2015
Appointed associate editor of Exercise and Sports Science Reviews

2014
Marquette University Excellence in Teaching Award

2014
Way Klingler Research in Science Fellowship, Marquette University

2014
Appointed associate editor of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

2013
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute Musculoskeletal Workgroup: Decadal Study workgroup that generated a report on “The Impact of Sex and Gender on Adaptation to Space.”

2013
College of Health Sciences Edward Carroll Teacher of the Year Award, Marquette University

2008
Dr. Judith Stitt Women’s Faculty Scholarship: Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

2007
Way Klingler Young Scholar Award, Marquette University

2005
Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)

 

Professional publications

Refereed Journals (latest of 65)

Senefeld J, Joyner MJ, Stevens AA and Hunter SK. Sex differences in elite swimming with advanced age are less than marathon running. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. Accepted for publication Dec 19, 2014.

Hunter SK, Joyner MJ and Jones AW. The two-hour marathon: what's the equivalent for women? Journal of Applied Physiology. Accepted for publication Dec 12, 2014.

Kuhnen HR, Rybar MM, Onushko T, Doyel R, Hunter SK, Schmit BD and Hyngstrom AS. The stroke-related effects on maximal dynamic hip flexor fatigability and functional implications. Muscle and Nerve. Accepted for publication Nov 2014.

Ploutz-Snyder L, Bloomfield S, Bemben D, Hunter SK, Smith SM, Templeton K. Effects of sex and gender on adaptation to space: musculoskeletal health. Invited review Journal of Women’s Health Nov;23(11):963-6, 2014. PMID: 25401942.

Deaner RO, Carter RE, Joyner MJ, Hunter SK. Men are more likely than women to slow in the marathon. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Published ahead of print.  July 9, 2014. PMID: 24983344.

Lemley K, Hunter SK & Hoeger Bement MK.  Conditioned pain modulation predicts exercise-induced hypoalgesia in healthy adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  Published ahead of print May 27, 2014. PMID: 24870571

Vanden Noven M, Pereira HM, Yoon T, Stevens AA, Nielson KA, & Hunter SK.  Motor variability during sustained contractions increases with cognitive demand in older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience May, Volume 6, Article 97, 2014. PMCID: PMC4033244.

Yoon T, Vanden Noven ML, Nielson KA, & Hunter SK. Brain areas associated with force steadiness and intensity during isometric ankle dorsiflexion in men and women. Experimental Brain Research 232(10): 3133-3145, 2014. PMID: 24903120.

Keller-Ross ML, Pereira H, Pruse J, Yoon T, Schlinder-Delap B, Nielson KA, & Hunter SK. Stressor-induced increase in muscle fatigability of young men and women is predicted by strength but not voluntary activation.  Journal of Applied Physiology Apr;116(7):767-78, 2014.  PMID: 24526582.

Rybar M, Walker E, Kuhnen HR, Ouellette D, Hunter SK &. Hyngstrom AS. The stroke-related effects of hip flexion fatigue on over ground walking. Gait and Posture Apr;39(4):1103-8, 2014. PMID: 24602975.

Hunter SK. Sex differences in human fatigability: mechanisms and insight to physiological responses. (Invited Review) Acta Physiologica, 210(4), 768–789, 2014.  PMID: 24433272.

Harmer AR, Ruell PA, Hunter SK, McKenna MJ, Thom JM, Chisholm DJ, Flack JR. Effects of type 1 diabetes, sprint training and sex on skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ uptake and Ca2+-ATPase activity.  Journal of Physiology 592 (Pt 3):523-35, 2014.  PMID: 24297852. 

Keller-Ross ML, Schlinder-Delap B, Doyel R, Larsen G & Hunter SK.  Muscle fatigability and control in men with posttraumatic stress disorder. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise  Jul;46(7):1302-13, 2014. PMID: 24389520.

Hoeger Bement MK, Drewek B, & Hunter SK. Men report greater pain relief following sustained static contractions than women when matched for baseline pain. Journal of Motor Behavior 46(2):107-13, 2014. PMID: 24528132.

Hoeger Bement M K, Weyer A, Yoon T, & Hunter SK. Corticomotor excitability during a noxious stimulus and following exercise in women with fibromyalgia.  Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology Feb;31(1):94-8, 2014. PMID: 24492452.

Lemley K, Drewek B, & Hunter SK & Hoeger Bement MK. Pain relief following isometric exercise is not task-dependent in older men and women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Jan;46(1):185-91. 2014. PMID: 23793233.

Hyngstrom AS, Kuhnen HR, Kirking KM & Hunter SK. Functional implications of impaired control of submaximal hip flexion following stroke. Muscle and Nerve Feb;49(2):225-32, 2014.

Senefeld J, Yoon T, Bement MH and Hunter SK. Fatigue and recovery from dynamic contractions in men and women differ for arm and leg muscles.  Muscle and Nerve 48(3):436-9, 2013. PMCID: PMC3951745.

Hunter SK and Stevens A. Sex differences in marathon running with advanced age: physiology or participation? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Jan;45(1):148-56. 2013.

Yoon T, Schlinder-Delap B, & Hunter SK. Fatigability and recovery of arm muscles with advanced age for dynamic and isometric contractions. Experimental Gerontology 48(2):259-68, 2013. PMCID: PMC3557758.

Yoon T, Schlinder-Delap B, Keller ML, Hunter SK. Supraspinal fatigue impedes recovery from a low-intensity sustained contraction in old adults. Journal of Applied Physiology 112(5): 849-58, 2012. PMCID: PMC3311661.

Hyngstrom AS, Onushko T, Heitz R, Rutkowski A, Hunter SK, & Schmit BD. Stroke-related neuromuscular fatigue of the hip flexors and functional implications. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 91(1):33-42, 2012. PMCID: PMC3940208.

Book chapters

Hunter, S.K. and Brown D.A. "Chapter 3: Skeletal Muscle: The Ultimate Stabilizer and Mover of the Skeletal System" in DA Neumann, Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System (2nd edition); Publisher: Elsevier, 2010.

Hunter, S.K. Chapter 19: Aging and the Mechanisms of Task-Dependent Muscle Fatigue’ in Advances in Neuromuscular Physiology of Motor Skills and Muscle Fatigue . Pages 391-414, Minoru Shinohara, Ed.; Publisher: Research Signpost, Kerala, India, 2009.

Recent abstracts

Yoon T, Pereira HM, Nielson KA, Prost R, Nelson P, Hunter SK. Brain activation is greater in older women during a fatiguing contraction with imposed cognitive demand.  Society of Neuroscience Abstracts, # 170.09, 2014.  Society of Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 11.16.2014.

Pereira HM, Schlinder-Delap B, Negro F, Farina D, Hyngstrom AS, Keenan KG, Hunter SK. Steadiness and motor unit activity of the elbow flexor muscles with cognitive demand. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts, # 160.19, 2014.  Society of Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 11.16.2014.

Senefeld J, Harmer AR, Pereira M, Yoon T, Schlinder-DeLap B, Deering R, Harkins A, Danduran M, Magill S, Kidambi S & Hunter SK. Sex differences In fatigability in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes and pre-diabetes. Presented at the ACSM Integrative Physiology of Exercise Meeting, Miami Beach, Fl, 09.17 – 09.20.2014

Sundberg CW, Hunter SK, Bundle M. Sex differences in muscle fatigability during high-intensity cycling exercise.  Presented at the ACSM Integrative Physiology of Exercise Meeting, Miami Beach, Fl, 09.17 – 09.20.2014

Pereira HM, Schlinder-Delap B, Negro F, Farina D, Hyngstrom AS, Keenan KG, Hunter SK. Sex difference in steadiness and motor unit activity of the elbow flexor muscles with cognitive demand. Presented at the Musculoskeletal Sex Differences Throughout the Lifespan Research Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, 07.30 – 08.01. 2014.

Hyngstrom AS, Murphy S, Berrios R, Hunter SK, Negro F, Farina D, Schmit B, Keenan KG. Stroke-related changes in the motor unit firing behavior during fatiguing contractions. Presented at the International Motorneuron Meeting, Halifax, Canada, 07.2014.

Durand M, Murphy S, Kirking M, Gutterman D, Hunter SK, and Hyngstrom AS.  Stroke-related changes in the hyperemic response to exercise and the relationship to neuromuscular fatigue. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 46(5).  American College of Sports Medicine National Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 05.28-05.31.2014.

Senefeld J, Harmer AR, Pereira M, Yoon T, Schlinder-DeLap B, Deering R, Buzzard A, Harkins A, Danduran M, Magill S, Kidambi S & Hunter SK. Neuromuscular fatigue in individual with and without type 2 diabetes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 46(5).  American College of Sports Medicine National Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 05.28-05.31.2014.

Pereira HM, Schlinder-Delap B, Yoon T, Keenan KG, Hunter SK. Cognitive stress and visual gain affects force fluctuations at low forces. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 46(5).  American College of Sports Medicine National Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 05.28-05.31.2014.


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