Paul van Donkelaar is a professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences and the Associate Vice-Principal, Research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. His research team examines mechanisms and effects of traumatic brain injury on cerebrovascular, sensorimotor, and neurocognitive function in contact sport athletes and survivors of intimate partner violence.
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The research taking place in my lab focuses on gaining a better understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to sports concussion or intimate partner violence. For this purpose, we measure cerebrovascular, neurocognitive, sensorimotor, and blood biomarker variables using a suite of state-of-the-art equipment including the following: B·KIN KINARM system, Northern Digital 3D motion capture, Magstim transcranial magnetic stimulation, Spencer Technologies transcranial Doppler ultrasound, Finopres automated blood pressure monitoring
Reproductive Infectious Diseases