Craig P. McGowan, Ph.D.
   Associate Professor  
   Dept. of Biological Sciences
   WWAMI Medical
   Education Program
   University of Idaho
   Life Sciences South 263
   Moscow, ID 83844-3051
  Office phone: 208.885.6598
  Lab phone: 208.885.6294 

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Recent Publications

Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P., and Ting, L.H. (2019). Yank: the time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems. J. Exp Biol. 222, jeb180414. doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PDF

Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Shiele, N.R., and Lin, D.C. (2019). Tendons fromkangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough. Scientific Reports volume 9, Article number: 8196 (2019) PDF

Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019). The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, PDF

Moore, J.M., McGowan, C. P, Shine, C.L., and McKinley, P.K. (2019). Exploring Bipedal Hopping through Computational Evolution. Artificial Life 25: 236–249. PDF

Schwaner, M.J., Lin, D.C., and McGowan, C.P. (2018) Jumping Mechanics of Desert Kangaroo Rats. Exp. Biol. 221, jeb186700. doi:10.1242/jeb.186700 PDF

Rankin, J.W., Doney, K.M., and McGowan, C.P. (2018) Functional Capacity of Kangaroo Rat Hindlimbs: Adaptations for Locomotor Performance. J. R. Soc. Interface 15: 20180303.

McGowan, C.P. and Collins, C.E. (2018). Why do mammals hop? Understanding the ecology, biomechanics, and evolution of bipedal hopping. J. Exp. Biol. 221, jeb161661. doi:10.1242/jeb.161661. PDF

Shine, C.L., Robbins, C.T., Nelson, O.L. and McGowan, C.P. (2017). Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) locomotion: forelimb joint mechanics across speed in the sagittal and frontal planes. J. Exp. Biol. 220, 1322-1329. PDF

Neptune, R.R. and McGowan, C.P. (2016). Muscle contributions to frontal plane angular momentum during walking. J. Biomech. 49, 2975-2981. PDF

Thompson, M.A., Seegmiller, J. and McGowan, C.P. (2016) Impact Accelerations of Barefoot and Shod Running. Int. J. Sports Med. 37, 364-368. PDF


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