Anita Christie’s research focus is in the area of age-related changes in neuromuscular function. The goal of her research is to better understand the mechanisms of reduced force production and increased fatigue resistance in aging muscle, and their role in changes in physical function. Such an understanding will lead to a clearer picture of “healthy aging” and the development of strategies to maintain physical function.
Dr. Christie graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Neuroscience from Brock University in 2001. She remained at Brock and received her M.Sc. degree in Applied Health Sciences in 2003. She then went to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and graduated with her PhD. in 2009. After completing 2 years as a post-doc at U Mass, she joined the Department of Human Physiology in 2011.