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Entry DateMarch 26, 2021
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NameNathanial Eckert
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2. Tell us about your current program of research and/or activities and projects that you are currently involved in.

Currently I have two lines of research: 1) Understanding the pain response (static/dynamic) of young healthy individuals for comparison with aging and clinical populations, and 2) the influence of exercise on the neurophysiological mechanisms of pain.

4. Where do you see your career going in the future? What are your goals and aspirations?

My goals are to better understand how exercise influences the pain response. Specifically, I wish to better understand the interaction between the spinal and supraspinal mechanisms of pain and how exercise influences this interaction.

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5. Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time or any hobbies that you enjoy.

Currently my hobbies include playing/raising my daughter, wood working, and resistance exercise.

3. Tell us about how you got involved in pain and/or aging research. Was there a moment that inspired you?

As a Ph.D student with a background in exercise physiology, I focused my research on nociceptive reflexes of the spine. From there I wanted to better understand the pain experience better. Due to this I reached out to PRICE and was accepted as a Post Doctoral Associated with pain, exercise, and aging research under the direction of Dr. Joseph L. Riley III.