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Jonas Rubenson
Jonas Rubenson
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Summary Statement

Jonas Rubenson's research aim is to identify the fundamental principles underlying muscle function during locomotion- in particular in vivo function during movement and the relationship between muscle mechanics and locomotor energetics. 

  • Kinesiology - KINES
  • Ph.D., 2005, Biomechanics, The University of Western Australia
  • B.Sc. (Hon), 1998, Exercise Physiology, The University of Western Australia
  • B.Sc., 1996, Biology and Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia
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Office Address
29B Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
  • Mechanics and energetics of locomotion
  • In vivo skeletal muscle function
  • Musculoskeletal structure-function
Grants and Research Projects

Fundamental principles underlying joint and muscle function during locomotion. We integrate experimental and modeling approaches to study gait and skeletal muscle function during locomotion in both health and disease/impairment. In particular, the relationship between joint and muscle mechanics and metabolic energetics and mechanisms underlying locomotor adaptation and optimization.