Gerald Claghorn

Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Riverside

Research Interests

I study with Dr. Ted Garland at the University of California, Riverside. I am interested in the neurobiological correlates of exercise, particularly as they relate to motivation and fatigue. To this end, I have used immunohistochemistry, pharmacology, and diet manipulations in conjunction with measures of voluntary and maximal exercise.

I also recently reunited with the field that first brought me to work on locomotion; Biomechanics. I was fortunate enough to have a chance to use a unique, high-throughput system to measure 2-D mouse kinematics of 100 mice, at four different speeds, both before and after "training" on a rodent wheel for 6 days, for a total of nearly 800 videos!

I am a student member of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) and the American Physiological Society.