Dr Mark Muthalib
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BiographyDr Muthalib is an early career researcher who has maintained a strong track record of research in the field of muscle and brain physiology. He completed a Bachelor of Applied Science degree (1996) and post-graduate Bachelor of Science (Honours Class 1) degree (1997) from The University of Queensland, Australia and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Edith Cowan University, Australia in 2010.
Dr Muthalib has generated 12 publications, including 6 as first author, and has been invited to present at 6 international conferences. Dr. Muthalib has advanced the field of neurophysiology by being the first to apply a functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) neuroimaging approach to compare brain activation responses during electrical muscle stimulation and voluntary motor activation tasks. This research has shed new information on the neurophysiological correlates of peripheral nerve activation by electrical muscle stimulation. A paper from this research was subsequently presented at the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissues (ISOTT) in 2010.
Dr. Muthalib has formed several key research collaborations with experts in brain and muscle NIRS:
2008-present: Prof. Chris Cooper & Prof. Clare Elwell, Medical Optics Group, University of Essex, UK. In 2010, Dr. Muthalib received a Royal Society UK collaboration grant ($10,000) to undertake a visiting fellowship with this group.
2009-present: Prof. Marco Ferrari and Prof. Valentina Quaresima, Optical Molecular Imaging Laboratory, University of L’Aquila and Prof. Alessandro Torricelli, Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy Laboratory, Politecnico of Milan, Italy.
2009-present: Prof. Stephane Perrey, Movement to Health Laboratory, University of Montpellier, France.
2010-present: Dr. Andreas Galka, Neuropaediatrics group, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany.
Dr. Muthalib’s own research interest and previous teaching experience in advanced motor control and exercise physiology provides him with a broad understanding of the neurophysiology of motor, sensory and cognitive function. Dr. Muthalib’s appointment as a Post-doctoral research fellow within the “Movement Neuroscience Program” at the Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), QUT over the last year has provided him with the experience in clinical evaluations of cognitive and motor function tests that are routinely used to assess elderly and Parkinson’s disease patients. Dr. Muthalib has already been a recipient of the IHBI Travel ($7,000) and Seeding ($40,000) Grant Schemes in 2010 and 2011 to support his research endeavours.
Dr. Muthalib reviews manuscripts for the European Journal of Applied Physiology, FASEB journal, Journal of Biomedical Optics and International Journal of Sports Medicine.
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), Muscle damage and pain, Muscle physiology, Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), Neurodegeneration, Neuromodulation, Neurophysiology
Neurosciences, Physiology, Human Movement and Sports Science
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (Edith Cowan University)
- BSc (Hons 1) (University of Queensland)
- BScApp (University of Queensland)
Professional memberships and associations
European College of Sports Science (ECSS)
HMB271- Motor Control
- Paddon-Jones D, Muthalib M, Jenkins D, (2000) The effects of a repeated bout of eccentric exercise on indices of muscle damage and delayed onset muscle soreness, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 3 (1) p35
- Peake J, Nosaka K, Muthalib M, Suzuki K, (2006) Systemic inflammatory responses to maximal versus submaximal lengthening contractions of the elbow flexors, Exercise Immunology Review, 12 () p72
- Nosaka K, Muthalib M, Lavender A, Laursen P, (2007) Attenuation of muscle damage by preconditioning with muscle hyperthermia 1-day prior to eccentric exercise, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 99 (2) p183
- Muthalib M, Jubeau M, Millet G, Maffiuletti N, Nosaka K, (2009) Comparison between electrically evoked and voluntary isometric contractions for biceps brachii muscle oxidative metabolism using near-infrared spectroscopy, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 107 (2) p235
- Muthalib M, Millet G, Quaresima V, Nosaka K, (2010) Reliability of near-infrared spectroscopy for measuring biceps brachii oxygenation during sustained and repeated isometric contractions, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 15 (1) p017008
- Muthalib M, Lee H, Millet G, Ferrari M, Nosaka K, (2011) The repeated-bout effect: influence on biceps brachii oxygenation and myoelectrical activity, Journal of Applied Physiology, 110 (5) p1390
- Jubeau M, Muthalib M, Millet G, Maffiuletti N, Nosaka K, (2012) Comparison in muscle damage between maximal voluntary and electrically evoked isometric contractions of the elbow flexors, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112 (2) p429
- Aldayel A, Muthalib M, Jubeau M, McGuigan M, Nosaka K, (2011) Muscle oxygenation of vastus lateralis and medialis muscles during alternating and pulsed current electrical stimulation, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111 (5) p779
- Muthalib M, Lee H, Millet G, Ferrari M, Nosaka K, (2010) Comparison between maximal lengthening and shortening contractions for biceps brachii muscle oxygenation and hemodynamics, Journal of Applied Physiology, 109 (3) p710
- Muthalib M, Jubeau M, Millet G, Maffiuletti N, Ferrari M, Nosaka K, (2010) Biceps brachii muscle oxygenation in electrical muscle stimulation, Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 30 (5) p360
- Reviewer for an Academic Journal
- Reference year
- I have been a reviewer for a number of academic journals: European Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Biomedical Optics, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, and FASEB Journal
- International Collaboration
- Reference year
- I initiated and organised a 1 month research trip to visit three European research teams (Politecnico of Milan, University of L'Aquila, Italy, and University of Montpellier, France). This collaboration resulted in me working with these researchers to undertake 2 independent experiments. Experiment 1: title: "Functional brain mapping of electrical muscle stimulation-elicited movements as revealed by two fNIRS devices"; experiment 2: "Frontal cortex activation mapping during cognitive tests of executive function in healthy adults".
The project is partly funded by two European Union research grants (Neuropt grant and EuroMov grant).
- International Collaboration
- Reference year
- Received ~$10,000 from the prestigeous Royal Society, UK to undertake a 3 month visiting fellowship with the UK NIRS group led by Prof. C.Cooper (University of Essex) and Prof. C.Elwell (University College London).