Charles Rice, PhD

Charles Rice


Room 411D, HSB
519 661-2111, 81628


  • PhD (Western)
  • MSc (Saskatchewan)
  • BSc (Acadia)

Academic Appointments

  • Acting Graduate Program Chair - School of Kinesiology
  • Joint Appointment - Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Integrative Biosciences

Research Interests

  • Human neuromuscular physiology and anatomy
  • Muscle strength, fatigue and exercise
  • Neuromuscular aspects of adult aging

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Allen MD, Stashuk DW, Kimpinski K, Doherty TJ, Hourigan ML & Rice CL. (2015). Increased neuromuscular transmission instability and motor unit remodelling with diabetic neuropathy as assessed using concentric needle, quantitative electromyography.  Clinical Neurophysiology, 126, 794-802. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2014.07.018.
  • Allen MD, Kimpinski K, Doherty TJ & Rice CL. (2015). Increased fatiguability associated with severe diabetic neuropathy is attributed partially to neuromuscular transmission failure.  Journal of Applied Physiology, 118, 1014-22. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00441.
  • Dalton BH, Blouin J-S, Allen MD, Rice CL & Inglis JT. (2014). The effect of adult aging on the vestibular control of balance.  Experimental Gerontology, 60, 120-128. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2014.09.020.
  • Power GA, Herzog W & Rice CL. (2014). Decay of force transients following active stretch is slower in older than young men: support for a structural mechanism contributing to residual force enhancement in old age.  Journal of Biomechanics, 47(13), 3423-7. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.08.026
  • Stevens DE, Smith CB, Harwood B & Rice CL. (2014). In vivo measurement of fascicle length and pennation of the human anconeus muscle at several elbow joint angles. Journal of Anatomy, 225(5), 502-509.  doi: 10.1111/joa.12233
  • Martin C, Turego J, Goela A, Rice CL & Wilson TD. (2014). A three-dimensional measurement approach for the morphology of the femoral head. Journal of Anatomy, 225, 358-366. doi: 10.1111/joa.12207
  • Power GA, Makrakos DP, Stevens DE, Herzog W, Rice CL & Vandervoort AA. (2014). Shortening induced torque depression in old men: implications for age-related power loss. Experimental Gerontology, 57, 75-80.  doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2014.05.004
  • McNeil CJ, Allen MD, Olympico E, Shoemaker JK & Rice CL. (2015). Blood flow and muscle oxygenation during low, moderate and maximal sustained isometric contractions. American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, Jun 17, ajpregu.00387.2014. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00387.2014. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID:26084698.

Research Affiliations

  • Neuromuscular Lab
    Principal Investigator
  • Lawson Health Research Institute - Imaging Division 
    Associate Investigator 

Teaching Areas

  • Gross anatomy
  • Neuromuscular physiology
  • Human adult aging