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Griffin, Lisa

Lisa Griffin

Associate Professor
Kinesiology and Health Education


Phone: 512-471-2786

Office Location
BEL 534

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Dr. Griffin's expertise is in neuromuscular physiology and spinal cord injury research. Current studies involve investigating muscular control of the lower back and the knee in healthy and clinical populations and nutritional and functional electrical stimulation intervention for acute spinal cord injury.

The Neuromuscular Physiology Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin specializes in single motor unit recording and electrical stimulation to investigate neuromuscular control patterns during aging and clinical conditions such as spinal cord injury, low back pain, and patellofemoral syndrome.


Current Research



Tenan, M. S., Hackney A, and Griffin L. Entrainment of Motor Activity in the Vastus Medialis Complex is Different between the Sexes. Muscle and Nerve (in press 2015, doi: 10.1002/mus.24897. [Epub ahead of print]). (PDF)

Mettler and Griffin L. Muscular Endurance Training and Motor Unit Firing Patterns during Fatigue Experimental Brain Research 234: 267-76, 2016. (PDF)

Tenan, M. S., Peng, Y-L, Hackney A, and Griffin L. Menstrual Cycle mediates Vastus Medialis and Vastus Medialis Oblique Muscle Activity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 45:2151-2157, 2013. (PDF)

Doucet, B. M. and Griffin, L. Variable stimulation patterns in younger and older thenar muscle. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 22(2):215-22, 2012. (PDF)