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Walter Herzog


Professor Tier l CRC-Molec/Cell Biomech, Faculties of Kinesiology, Engineering and Medicine; Director of Human Performance Laboratory

(403) 220-8525

KNB 403, Human Performance Lab
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr, NW
Calgary, AB  T2T 1N4


Research Interests and projects

Research is focused on the neuro-biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system with emphasis on mechanisms of muscle contraction focusing on the role of the structural protein titin, and the biomechanics of joints focusing on mechanisms of onset and progression of osteoarthritis. Expertise is in the area of growth, healing, and adaptation of soft (ligament, tendon, muscle, and articular cartilage) and hard (bone) tissues. Within this area we work experimentally and theoretically on the molecular/cellular, in vitro, in situ, and in vivo level. It also includes cell manipulation and mechanical testing and finite element modeling, continuum mechanics, simulations and theories of growth and adaptation.      

Walter's interests related to the Alberta Children's Hospital are in muscle mechanics of children with Cerebral Palsy.

Research Activities: 

Neuro-biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system

  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)