Sensorimotor Physiology and Integrative Neuromechanics Lab
Dr. Dalton completed his undergraduate work at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he also received a MSc in Kinesiology (Exercise and Work Physiology) working under the supervision of Dr. David G Behm. He then went to the University of Western Ontario and graduated with a PhD in Kinesiology (Neuromuscular Physiology) in 2010 under the mentorship of Dr. Charles L Rice. Following his doctoral degree, he completed a 2.5-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia under Drs. Jean-Sébastien Blouin and J Timothy Inglis with a focus on sensorimotor physiology. Prior to joining the School of Health and Exercise Sciences in July 2016, Dr. Dalton held the position of Assistant Professor and director of the Human Sensorimotor Physiology Lab in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Dalton’s research interests focus on understanding the cortical and sensory control of the human neuromuscular system using various models of study (neuromuscular fatigue, healthy adult aging, and traumatic brain injury). Two major research initiatives within our lab include: 1) understanding the mechanisms underlying age-related differences of neuromuscular fatigue at the whole muscle and single-unit levels, and 2) investigating the cortical and sensorimotor factors underlying human postural control. The primary neurophysiological techniques used in our lab to answer the above research questions include: single-unit microneurography, surface and indwelling electromyography, electroencephalography, electrical muscle stimulation, and galvanic vestibular stimulation.