Lab Team

Trevor Barss

Trevor

Trevor Barss began his PhD training in the Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory in January 2011 under the supervision of Dr. Paul Zehr. Trevor completed his B.Sc in Kinesiology and his M.Sc in Exercise Physiology at the University of Saskatchewan. His current research interests include neuromuscular adaptations in the upper body after resistance training. These adaptations in the nervous system will be explored in both a healthy and post-stroke clinical group in order to understand and explore unique post-stroke rehabilitation strategies.

Outside of the lab, Trevor enjoys exploring the many activities Vancouver Island has to offer including golfing, skiing, hiking and fishing. He is a huge sports fan having both played and refereed football and basketball at the University level respectively. Being from the prairies, Trevor is an avid fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

PUBLICATIONS

Farthing J.P., Krentz J.R., Magnus C.R.A., Barss T.S., Lanovaz J.L., Cummine J., Esopenko C., Sarty G.E., Borowsky R. (2011). Changes in functional magnetic resonance imaging cortical activation with cross education to an immobilized limb. Med Sci Sports Exerc,43(8), 1394-1405.

Judd T.B., Cornish S.M., Barss T.S., Oroz I., Chilibeck P. (2011). Time course for recovery of peak aerobic power after blood donation. J Strength Cond Res, In Press. Submission number R-326010.

Bennett C., Chilibeck P., Barss T., Vatanparast H., Vandenberg A., Zello G. (2011). Metabolism and performance during extended high-intensity intermittent exercise after consumption of low and high glycemic index pre-exercise meals. Brit J Nutr, In Press. Submission number BJN-PC 121.

Magnus C.R.A., Barss T.S., Lanovaz J.L., Farthing J.P. (2010). Effects of cross-education on the muscle after a period of unilateral limb immobilization using a shoulder sling and swathe. J Appl Physiol, 109, 1887-1894.

ABSTRACTS

Barss T.S.*, Nakajima T., Klarner T., Zehr E.P. (2011). Amplification of reflex amplitude during simultaneous stimulation of cutaneous nerves innervating the hand and foot during arm and leg cycling. International Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, in press.

Barss T.S.*, Magnus, C.R.A., Clarke N., Chilibeck P., Lanovaz J.L., Farthing J.P. (2011). Increase in muscle activation during repeated bout of eccentric exercise may contribute to reduction in muscle damage. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, in press.

Barss T.S.*, Magnus C.R.A., Clarke, N., Farthing, J.P. (2010). The effect of specificity of contraction velocity on the repeated bout effect. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 35:(S1), S5.

 Klarner T.*, Nakajima T., Mezzanane R., Hundza S., Barss T.S., Zehr E.P. (2011). Interlimb ineractions during rhythmic movement: facilitation of presnaptic modulation of forearm H-reflexes during rhythmic leg cycling. International Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, in press.

 Magnus C.R.A.*, Judd T.B., Barss T.S., Farthing J.P. (2010). Rehabilitation via cross-education after a scapular fracture: a case study. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 35:(S1), S61.

 Farthing J.P.*, Krentz J.R., Magnus C.R.A., Barss T.S., Lanovaz J.L., Cummine J., Esopenko C., Sarty G.E., Borowsky R. (2009). Cross-education effect results in maintenance of strength and increased motor cortex activation after a period of unilateral immobilization. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 34:(S1), S28.

 Magnus C.R.A.*, Farthing J.P., Barss T.S., Lanovaz J.L. (2009). Effects of cross-education on muscle after a period of unilateral limb immobilization using a shoulder sling and swathe. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 34:(S1), S59.

 Bennett, C.*, Chilibeck, P., Barss, T., Vatanparast, H., Oroz., Vandenberg, A., Zello, G. (2009). The effect of low and high glycemic index meals on soccer tournament performance. Med Sci Sports Exer. 41(5):(S1), S74-S75.

Schwanbeck, S.R.*, Barss, T. S., Allen, J.B., Krentz, J.R., Cornish, S.M., Chilibeck, P.D. (2008) Resistance training with free weights versus machines for increasing muscle mass. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 33:(S1), S90.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Laboratory Teaching Assistant

  • University of Victoria
  1. EPHE 380 - Motor Control
  • University of Saskatchewan
  1. Kin 121 - Introduction to Kinesiology
  2. Kin 225 - Exercise Physiology 1
  3. Kin 226 - Exercise Physiology 2
  4. Kin 381 - Adult Exercise Management 1
  5. Kin 382 - Adult Exercise Management 2