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Saied Jalal Aboodarda


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology of Calgary (Canada)

03/2016 – 12/2018 –  Calgary, Canada

The role of neuromuscular function in cancer-related fatigue and multiple sclerosis (Principal Supervisor)


Jalal Aboodarda completed his PhD at the University of Malaya, Malaysia where he worked on neuromuscular, hormonal and morphological responses of resistance training. Jalal pursued his postdoctoral research in the area of neurophysiology and muscle performance at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in the laboratory of Professor David Behm, from August 2012 to September 2015. His primary research supported by MITCS fellowship was directed toward corticospinal, motoneuronal and muscle responses to various athletic and rehabilitation exercises. On September 2015, Jalal received the opportunity to complete another three years postdoctoral fellowship in Human Performance Laboratory at Faculty of Kinesiology under the supervision of Professor Guillaume Millet. His research was supported by Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. Jalal’s research has been focused on different domains of applied, basic, and clinical human studies. The applied component of his work is on acute and chronic neuromuscular and cardiovascular adaptations in response to different exercise interventions. His basic research concentrates on neurophysiological adaptations in the structure and function of the corticomotor pathway (from the brain to the skeletal muscles). With the application of non-invasive neurophysiological techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain, spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve electrical stimulation, Jalal investigates the relative contribution of central and peripheral nervous systems to the development of neuromuscular fatigue in the exercised muscles. Jalal’s Clinical work is focused on assessing the efficacy and integrity of the corticomotor pathway in the clinical populations such as people with multiple sclerosis.