College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Faculty in the spotlight this week

Date: July 29, 2014



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Faculty members in the news, or those who have given presentations or had articles published are listed below.



Ross Sherman, associate professor of movement science, received a grant from the International Society of Sports Nutrition-MusclePharm for a research study, “Effectiveness of Branched-Chain Amino Acids and Taurine to Reduce Muscle Soreness and Improve Recovery Following Eccentric Exercise.” He also gave a presentation, “Hydration Status During Consecutive Two-a-Day Practices in Female Collegiate Soccer Players,” at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.


Michael P. Lombardo, professor of biology, was interviewed on KTCK Radio in Dallas, Texas, for a story about the existence and implications of innate talent in sports.


Michael P. Lombardo,  and Robert O. Deaner, associate professor of pyschology, co-wrote an article, “You Can’t Teach Speed: Sprinters Falsify the Deliberate Practice Model of Expertise,” published in PeerJ. Lombardo also co-wrote an article with a student, “Scientometric Analyses of Studies on the Role of Innate Variation in Athletic Performance,” published in SpringerPlus.


Bopi Biddanda, professor of water resources, gave a presentation, “Carbon Cycling Studies in the Laurentian Great Lakes,” at the Center for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, in Bangalore, India.


Martin Burg, associate professor of biomedical sciences, gave a presentation, “Characterization of Histidine Decarboxylase Bearing an Internal FLAG Epitope in Drosophila melanogaster,” at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference in San Diego, California.

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