Research activities

My general research area investigates the physiological, neurophysiological and biomechanical factors associated with fatigue, both the clinical symptom experienced by patients (neuromuscular diseases, cancer, ICU, multiple sclerosis) or aging populations and the fatigability during extreme (ultra-endurance, hypoxia) exercise.  See current projects

In particular, my work is dedicated to understanding and treating fatigue in clinical populations. Indeed, fatigue has multifactorial and unresolved etiologies, which has led to a lack of mechanism-targeted interventions in patients. I investigate the ability of objective measures of fatigue such as sleep, inflammation, and deteriorated fatigue resistance (at the corticospinal and muscle levels) due to exercise to explain subjective fatigue. I aim to examine whether tailoring rehabilitation programs to the etiology of fatigue in clinical populations may improve this symptom and eventually enhance patients’ quality of life.

 

I regularly publish in peer-reviewed journals and speak at scientific meetings. My research could not be done without the help of sponsors. See current funding.