Evangelos Christou, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurophysiology, University of Colorado Boulder (2000-2006)
  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (2000)
  • M.S. in Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1996)
  • B.S. in Human Potential and Performance, Truman State University (1994)

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Contact Info

(Office) FLG 132E
(Lab) FLG 1
P.O. Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611-8205
(352) 294-1719 | eachristou@hhp.ufl.edu


Biography

Evangelos A Christou, Ph.D. is currently a Professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Christou directs the Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory at UF and teaches courses on neuromuscular control and learning. Prior to joining the University of Florida he was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University (2006-2010) and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Colorado, Boulder (2004-2006).

Dr. Christou’s research, which focuses on the effects of aging and neuromuscular control of movement, is funded from the National Institute of Aging since 2004 (R01 AG 031769-01 from 2008-2013 and R03 AG024662 from 2004-2006). He is also on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Applied Physiology and Frontiers in Exercise Physiology and an ad-hoc reviewer for over 20 journals including the Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, and Experimental Brain Research. Dr. Christou is also currently serving on the NIH Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS) study section and American Society of Biomechanics Education Committee.

Research Interests

  • Neuromuscular mechanisms responsible for motor output variability and movement accuracy in young and older humans during isometric and anisometric contractions.
  • Adaptations of neuromuscular mechanisms caused by acute perturbations in human motor performance.
  • Age-associated changes in motor learning.
  • Control properties of single motor units in human limb muscles.
  • Visual feedback and motor performance in young and older adults.
  • Understanding the origins of oscillations in force and muscle activity.